Protection for your PC - Painless and Free !Written by John Roberts
Painless (and FREE) P.C. Protection Viruses, Bugs, Worms, Dataminers, Spybots, and Trojan horses. The Internet is a veritable minefield of things that can invade your PC and affect it's Security and Performance. You can do something about it and you can do it FREE, using some or all of following programs and tips.
Anti-Virus protection. One of best Free programs for this is AntiVir Personal Edition Anti-Virus software. Download it from: http://www.free-av.com Install on your PC and leave it running to block any incoming bugs or viruses! It can also be used to scan your system for any previous invasions, but be patient, this takes about 15 minutes to complete. Worth running periodically, to check all is ok.
FireWalls and Broadband. If you are on Broadband, consider using Firewall software. Most good ISP's now supply free. (eg AOL). If yours doesn't, you can get a reasonably good Free personal firewall system from ‘ZoneAlarm' at http://www.zonelabs.com . Tip - DON'T leave your PC connected to Internet when you are not using it! Reduce chance of something loading while you are not monitoring things !
SpyBot finders and Ad blockers. Various programs available on web, both ‘Paid' and ‘Free'. You can get good results from using 2 Free packages that are available. These are ‘SpyBot Search & Destroy' and ‘Ad-Aware'. Downloads available at http://www.lavasoft.de for AD-Aware http://www.safer-networking.org for SpyBot Using both of these packages ensures that, you get with one, any ‘bots' that other one misses.
Where To Look For Dirt-Cheap DVD Software. Part XVWritten by David D. Deprice
DVDFab Gold - $35 http://www.deprice.com/dvdfabgold.htm
DVDFab Gold lets you make perfect quality DVD movie backups - smart way! Backup your entire DVD - including menus, trailers, and special features - onto one or multiple discs.
New Feature: DVDFab Gold now can copy DVD-9 in 1:1 mode, and remove all protections (CSS, Region Code, RCE, Macrovision, UOPs), then burn to a double layer DVD-DL. This creates a perfect copy without any restriction.
* Copy any DVD movie in perfect quality (no quality loss)! * Copy an entire DVD, including menus, trailers and special features * Copy main movie only, excluding unwanted audio and subtitles * Copy DVD movie content from original DVD disc or from hard drive * Copy full multi-channel audio (AC3 5.1, DTS)