Watch out for spyware programs that slow down your computer system

Written by Syd Johnson

collects information from your PC and sends it to another party. The most dangerous types of Spyware programs copies personal information that you would not share with anyone such as passwords, files and credit card numbers.

Other types of spyware programs act as a forced advertising program. The program will track your keystrokes and web surfing habits. Oncerepparttar program, and company running it, knows your habits they will try to change your web page to get you to go to specific sites and purchase something or surf on their site.

The corporations who create and distribute spyware, get many benefits from their dishonest marketing practices. They can build up a huge database of so called opt-in marketing participants, sell you their own products or terrorize you with unwelcome pop-ups.

Theyíre counting onrepparttar 150840 fact that a lot of web surfers donít know thatrepparttar 150841 program is on their computer. The few that do know that they have spyware programs, donít know how it got there and how to prevent themselves from getting it again.

Spyware usually gets on your computer when you download unverified programs online. Everyone eventually downloads something fromrepparttar 150842 internet. Spyware software is usually attached to some kind of free software. The software could be games, wall paper programs, music files or file swapping software. Most web surfers will not takerepparttar 150843 time to readrepparttar 150844 long disclaimers and terms of use that are attached to freebies onrepparttar 150845 web. This is where you will usually find a line inrepparttar 150846 agreement that states that extra programs are attached to your free download.

Using Your FTP Client behind a router / access point?

Written by Bill Holder

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If you are having problems, try doing all your transfers in PASV mode.

If connections or transfers still fail Check withrepparttar FTP server administrator to make certainrepparttar 150764 Server and it's network are configured to allow FTP in PASV mode. Check your router documentation for information on how to set it up for FTP, or how to openrepparttar 150765 appropriate ports. FTP generally uses port 21.

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