Spyware is not like a nosy neighbor...

Written by Daviyd Peterson

Spyware is not like a nosy neighbor...

Rememberrepparttar television show aboutrepparttar 141073 nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitz always peeking out her window or overrepparttar 141074 fence, sometimes even knocking onrepparttar 141075 door just to find out what was going on in her neighborhood? If you don't wait a month or so andrepparttar 141076 DVD orrepparttar 141077 movie will be out. Let's move on.

Spyware is not anything like Mrs. Kravitz, it won't knock onrepparttar 141078 door and ask permission to be downloaded to your computer and look at your personal files. It will slip onto your computer without you knowing what's going on while you browserepparttar 141079 Internet, check your email or just leave your computer connected torepparttar 141080 broadband connection. Don't go yanking that Internet connection yet, there is an easier way to prevent this from happening.

Understand that spyware is just that - software spying on your computer without permission and without your knowledge. Unfortunately for everyone a lot of people are using it and try to jsutify that it's okay. I just want to know that if it's okay, them why don't you just ask me to tell you - no I don't want my information, shopping habits, sites I've searched for information or anything else on my computer being sent to you to use anyway you see fit. I have a problem with that and so doesrepparttar 141081 rest ofrepparttar 141082 world, which is one ofrepparttar 141083 reasons why spyware exists.

Troubleshooting Your Dish Network Receiver

Written by Nick Smith

It has happened to all of us. It's fourth and ten with just 1:42 to go inrepparttar second half - and of course your team is down. The weather outside is getting worse and worse. Suddenly,repparttar 140950 image on your TV looks eerily likerepparttar 140951 snow falling outside your window. It is a race againstrepparttar 140952 game clock to get picture back on your TV before you have to resign and just look forrepparttar 140953 score onrepparttar 140954 evening news.

Remember, only on a rare occasion will you lose picture with Dish Network - when you do, more often than not, there is nothing wrong with your equipment orrepparttar 140955 service. This article discusses some ofrepparttar 140956 easiest and fastest ways to troubleshoot your Dish Network receiver.

From High inrepparttar 140957 Sky to Your Dish Network Receiver

Dish Network uploads programming to its satellites via gigantic transmission stations on earth. The digital image travels upward throughrepparttar 140958 atmosphere where it eventually finds satellites orbitingrepparttar 140959 Earth miles aboverepparttar 140960 United States. Those satellites capture and resendrepparttar 140961 digital signal in such a way that nearly everyone with a plain view ofrepparttar 140962 sky can receive it. The signal is collected byrepparttar 140963 ubiquitous mini-dishes and sent through cables to your Dish Network receiver, which is set up to decode and convertrepparttar 140964 digital signal to a viewable picture. That viewable picture is transferred to your brand-new, 56 inch widescreen plasma TV, where only moments ago you were watchingrepparttar 140965 second half of your favorite team's football game.

The Game Plan

If you suddenly lose picture on your TV,repparttar 140966 problem could be in any one of six places - but before you panic, let me tell you you're only going to have to check four of them.

  • The Dish - If something interferes withrepparttar 140967 signal getting fromrepparttar 140968 satellite down to your dishrepparttar 140969 picture is obviously going to suffer. Ifrepparttar 140970 signal is completely blocked, your picture will disappear. Make sure that there is nothing between your dish and where your dish is pointing inrepparttar 140971 sky. This could include: a tree branch, your motor home, your neighbor's motor home, a build-up of snow, ice, or excessive water onrepparttar 140972 dish, or anything else you could possibly imagine. Luckily,repparttar 140973 solution is simple. Getrepparttar 140974 signal flowing freely back to your Dish Network receiver by removingrepparttar 140975 obstruction. Of course, ifrepparttar 140976 obstruction is your neighbor's prize winning oak tree, be judicious as you contemplate ways of removing it (i.e. talk to her about it and figure out a solution together). If it is ice or snow just wiperepparttar 140977 dish clean, and you'll be back to your game before they even snaprepparttar 140978 ball.

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