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Comment by Robert Hall on How Can I Report a Spammer? (August 20, 2017 03:16 AM)
I began using spam cop after reading this by forwarding it to the mentioned email address, BUT most come back with, "SpamCop encountered errors while ...
Comment by Bilbo on Is It Too Late For Firefox? (August 19, 2017 10:05 PM)
Would only use Chrome if it is the ONLY browser. Have been happy with Mozilla Foundation's SeaMonkey since 1998 ! ...
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Thank you for this post, it is REALLY USEFUL...I loved your suggestion on Faxaway. By the way for small business kall8 may be even better, get toll f...
Comment by Glen on [HOWTO] Add a Second Line to Your Phone (August 19, 2017 01:38 PM)
I also have Magic Jack and agree with Fred's statement,..... I have a feeling that the saying (All Good Things Come To An End) will be true some day w...
Comment by Fred Bertram on [HOWTO] Add a Second Line to Your Phone (August 18, 2017 11:05 PM)
for a few dollars a year magic jack cant be beat and when you get the free magic jack app you can get any calls from MJ to your smart phone how great ...
Comment by johnnybegood on How Can I Report a Spammer? (August 18, 2017 08:38 PM)
I get little to no spam of any kind through my Internet Service Provider's email accounts I have with them (Centurylink). But the one email address th...
Comment by SysOp404 on How Can I Report a Spammer? (August 18, 2017 08:11 PM)
Another great article Bob. A lot of my clients have asked for spam advice over the last 20 years. At first in the late 90's, I told them to ignore it....
Comment by aki on [HOWTO] Add a Second Line to Your Phone (August 18, 2017 07:39 PM)
I forward all work cell to my personal cell for the very same reason that I hate to carry around two phones. The problem is that any incoming call, ...
Comment by Dave on [HOWTO] Add a Second Line to Your Phone (August 18, 2017 07:12 PM)
I don't know if this applies to the topic, but I use Ting and my wife and I use the same account. This is a no contract, pay as you go service and we ...
Comment by James Rowlett on MagicJack Phone Service (August 18, 2017 06:03 PM)
Had bought a computer based MJ thumb 8 years old. I was not impressed. I bought a network based MJ 2 months ago and am fully on board. Paid to transf...

Viruses Articles

 

Is Your Flash Drive Infected?

Security research firm Sophos found malware on two-thirds of fifty USB flash drives that had been lost aboard Australian trains. That might suggest that you should avoid computing on Australian trains, but the broader lesson is that USB flash drives are highly vulnerable to malware infections. Here's what you need to know, and how to protect your computer from viruses that may lurk on flash drives...

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Where Do Viruses And Spyware Come From?

Several thousand new viruses and spyware programs are detected every day by security analysts. Have you ever wondered who creates these plagues, and why?

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Virus Alert - XP Total Security 2011

Somehow I got a virus called XP Total Security, and I can't get rid of it. It blocks my security software, and it won't let me download any new anti-virus tools. It's even asking me for money... how do I get rid of this thing?

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Should You Call The Geek Squad?

My computer is running really slow, and I think it might have a virus. There's also a ticking sound inside the computer. I'm not very technical, so I'm thinking about calling the Geek Squad. Do you think that's a good idea?

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How Does a Virus Spread?

I love your site and your Tourbus Newsletter! I would like to know how a virus propagates over a network? If you get a virus on one computer - do other users on the network have to do anything to get infected? Is there a good way to protect against this?

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Free Virus Scan

My computer has been acting strangely... at times it's very slow and I'm getting lots of popups. I'm afraid I have a virus, and the anti-virus software that came with my computer has expired. Can you recommend a good (and preferably free) virus scanner?

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How can I avoid computer viruses?

When I wrote in a previous article that You CANNOT get a virus just by opening or reading your email I fully expected it would unleash a torrent of emails in response. I knew this would happen, because Ask Bob Rankin readers are generally smarter and better-looking than the rest of the online population. Read on for Virus Prevention 102 -- even more information on virus prevention and the merits of anti-virus software.

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