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Dealing with SPAM

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 09:14

A lot of clients have been noticing a recent increase in SPAM in their Email and have been requesting suggestions on how to handle it. I've always found that my SPAM is controlled enough by my ISP (internet service provider) and the built in tools to filter out Junk Mail in Outlook and Outlook Express. I get the daily 2-10 SPAM messages but most are filtered out so I never see them. Yet some of you are saying you are getting inundated with SPAM daily, so I've done some research into SPAM tools that are currently available.

How to Identify Processes Running on Your PC

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 09:10

Why is my computer running so slow? Do I need to upgrade? It didn't run this slow when I first bought it.

How to Remove Spyware, Adware, and Malware from a Windows Computer

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 09:04

There are many methods for removing Adware and Spyware from your computer. Each method depends upon how much spyware is on your computer, what spyware programs are on your computer and what spyware or adware programs are actually “running” while your computer is on.

The simple method listed in this article should help you remove some, if not all Adware and Spyware, however if the steps deviate due to your unique circumstances, you may want to call us 623-695-1512 or email our support box helpatazgotnerd [dot] com for assistance.

How Did I Get Spyware?

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 09:00

How Does Spyware and Adware Get Loaded on my Computer in the First Place?

The most common question we get over and over again pertains to spyware and adware and how it was installed on the computer in the first place. Time and time again, the answer is that it was installed either willingly or unwillingly by the computer owner.

What is Wireless Security?

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 08:54

Wireless technology for your computer can be made quite secure, however keep in mind security for your wireless Internet is similar to security for your house…if someone wants to get in, they will find a way. What wireless security features attempt to do is display a locked down secure wireless network to any that might be within range. Similar to a home security system, it basically tells the intruder that if he wants to get onto the network, he’s going to have to work at it and it might be easier to go to your neighbor’s house where there is no security.

How Do I Disable Error Reporting?

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 08:53

You're using your computer when suddenly your program locks up and you have to end task. Then you get the dreaded, "BLAH BLAH application is unresponsive. The program is not responding. Please tell Microsoft about this problem. We have created an error report you can send to us". This is called Microsoft Error Reporting. The theory behind the design is that when your application crashes, the code and drivers, (dlls), that were being used at the time, can be sent to Microsoft for analysis.

How Do I Clear Temporary Internet Files?

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-16 08:50

The easiest way we at GOT NERD have found to remove Temporary Internet Files, History Files and Cookies, is to clear them from Internet Options.

The following instructions are for Windows XP and may vary depending upon how your operating system is setup.

Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel

Once in Control Panel, double-left-click on the icon for Internet Options. (If you do not see an icon for Internet Options, look on the left-hand side of the window for an option called Switch to Classic View)

What is Phishing?

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-09 15:50

Spam Getting More Hazardous

As if SPAM wasn’t enough of an inconvenience and nuisance, now it can actually be a threat to your privacy. A new form of SPAM has recently surfaced. It’s been termed “Phishing” and is a new way to attempt to steal people’s identities.

Do You Have A Virus?

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-09 15:48

How is your computer “acting”? Have you ever wondered if you had a virus? Would you know how to tell or what to do if you did have a virus? Do you know the difference between the nonviral and viral threat on your computer and what a virus can do to your computer?

How to Print a Copy of Your Outlook Express address book

Submitted by ptelesco on Fri, 2010-07-09 15:43

To Print a Copy of Your Outlook Express address book:

  • Select Tools | Address Book… from the menu in Outlook Express.
  • Make sure the addresses are sorted in the desired way.
    • To change the sort order, select View | Sort By from the menu and select the order that fits you best.
  • Highlight the contacts you want to print.
    • To highlight multiple (individual) contacts, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on them.
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