Spyware – Your Web Browser is the Culprit!

Written by Kevin Souter

My first experience with a spyware BHO based infection was several months ago. I had gone through all ofrepparttar usual steps withrepparttar 141225 client’s machine to clean it. Ad-Aware was run, Spybot: Search and Destroy was as well. Nothing looked suspicious inrepparttar 141226 system’s startup. All appeared well, but it wasn’t.

After extensive testing and no further symptoms I returnedrepparttar 141227 computer to my client’s home. I hooked it back up, and dialedrepparttar 141228 internet. Everything so far was progressing smoothly. But, as SOON as I loaded Internet Explorer: BAMrepparttar 141229 same pop-up advertisements and other annoying things started happening again. With much embarrassment I had to takerepparttar 141230 computer back to my office and try again.

It was all Internet Explorers fault. Microsoft Internet Explorer comes with a feature that is designed to add third-party functionality to their browser. It’s actually a very good idea. Unfortunately, it now gets taken advantage of.

The producers of spyware know that many people now have spyware removers installed on their computers. They also know that quite a few people haverepparttar 141231 ability to check what is in their start-up. Because of this, BHO’s are crafted so thatrepparttar 141232 spyware lies dormant until Internet Explorer is opened. Then it can start its dirty work.

How To Turn Your Favorite Photos Into Desktop Wallpaper

Written by Donna D. Fontenot

Since digital cameras have become popular, more and more people are learning how to upload photos to their computer. Many of these photos are cherished memories such as pictures of our children, grandchildren, pets, or vacation shots. Most of us want to be able to display our favorite pictures asrepparttar background wallpaper on our computer screens, but not everyone is aware of how easy it is to accomplish this. The following instructions will show you how to turn your favorite photos into desktop wallpaper.

For Windows Users:

Windows XP: Right click onrepparttar 141224 photo name or icon. Click onrepparttar 141225 option that says, "Set as desktop background". That's all there is to it!

Windows 98, 95 or NT: Right click onrepparttar 141226 photo name or icon. Click onrepparttar 141227 option that says, "Set as Background". That's all there is to it!

For Mac Users:

If you've got System 8.5 or higher: Go torepparttar 141228 Apple menu and selectrepparttar 141229 Appearance Control Panel. Click onrepparttar 141230 Desktop tab. If you already have wallpaper on your desktop, click onrepparttar 141231 Remove Picture button to remove your old wallpaper. Now userepparttar 141232 Select Picture button to selectrepparttar 141233 image you want to use. Then, pressrepparttar 141234 Set Desktop button and closerepparttar 141235 window.

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