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United States and Our Friends!
Protection and Mega-File Downloading
have entered a new age in the Internet life.
This is a sad change! The user,
YOU, must protect yourself with firewalls and virus scanning. It is better to have a strong firewall! A firewall stops the virus from entering the
computer and stops hidden information from leaving your computer.
have heard that if you have a LinkSys (local area network) running on your home
computer system you MAY be all right. I
suggest ZoneAlarm. Even if you have a
simple dial up connection you need a firewall.
The major hubs are NOW infected with software viruses that will probe
and slam connections looking for openings within minutes of your connection.
If you are getting Spam email DO NOT answer with remove in
the subject area or use the remove procedure suggested in the email. This confirms to the sender that
"they" have hit a valid email address. Try, if you can, to weed out the email at the server before
download. If the subject area has trash
characters in the subject area, DELETE the email without opening it, EVEN if
you think you know the sender. SPAMMERS
do this to stop filter software. This
will stop a lot of virus software and Spam emailing.
of file attachments! DO not download
ZIP, EXE, or BAS extentions. There are
others. If the file is like
trash.bas.txt you are not safe.
These virus attacks are largely do to Microsoft and the
doors they leave open to spy on you. Others find the path and then Microsoft
closes the door by way of a patch. If
my work did not require a MicroSoft operating system, I would use Apple or
ANYTHING else. These
attacks are all on Microsoft operating systems! Windows XP is not a good operating system
and I DO NOT suggest it at all. It has
security holes all over it. It is truly
garbage programming. There should be a
class action law suit for the continuing, ongoing, chronic programming
errors. If you have the option in
operating systems try for Windows 98 Second Edition, it is the most stable and
most of the holes are now patched.
I use GetRight to
download files. I suggest it
highly. Upgrades are free. It is worth the fee to use it. Some sites BLOCK GetRight, but most of the
Internet is open to Getright. Getright
honors membership status.
I have been known to download thousands
of files to different directories without having to click on each one at a
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