Spy Scanners Ė Donít Compromise your Privacy

Written by Gina Marie Capatar

Spies, spyware, internet parasites are among what they are usually called. These are scouts that monitor your web activities. The work undercover to check on your surfing patterns, spending habits, items bought, they extract email addresses, hijack browsers, steal credit card information. These are just some ofrepparttar things a spyware is capable of.

A spyware is mainly an information hungry parasite determined to gather data from a user or surfer without him knowing it.

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The Opera alternative

Written by Jakob Jelling

By Jakob Jelling http://www.sitetube.com

Security flaws have long plagued Internet Explorer (IE),repparttar market-dominating web browser from Microsoft. IE wonrepparttar 118581 early browser wars, not only because it was free and bundled with Windows, but because it had some features and capabilities that its only real competitor, Netscape, didn't have. Butrepparttar 118582 behind-the-scenes programming that makes those features possible isrepparttar 118583 very coding that also leaves wide gaps in IE's defenses against viruses and malicious scripting. Among several browser alternatives for Windows users,repparttar 118584 Opera browser stands out in functionality and integration, and is gaining a wider following as a safer surfing alternative to Internet Explorer.

To be sure, there are other browsers such asrepparttar 118585 one from Mozilla and their newest release, Firefox. There are several flavors of IE "overlays", which userepparttar 118586 core IE programming for web page display, and thus aren't any safer thanrepparttar 118587 original IE. (You should of course always use anti-virus software to protect your PC, regardless of browser. Many viruses arrive as email attachments, and opening those on a Windows-based PC will cause problems). Among non-IE browsers, it seems to be down to a two-horse race between Mozilla and Opera.

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