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Is your PC vulnerable?
PC security is a must today. On the Microsoft page you can link straight through to Windows update and Office update.
From my site you can download the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), this will check your Microsoft products for
security vulnerabilities and allow you to update your software to kill these vulnerabilities. There are links
to sites that offer free online security checks, free Firewalls and free Antivirus software. Don't be caught out, there are
500 virus's released every week.
Why not join the PC Help Forum, their International Team of Techs, PC Security Experts and Moderators, as well as an army of knowledgeable members, are all on hand to help you.
Microsoft security essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus software product created by Microsoft that provides protection against different types of malware such as spyware, computer virus root kits and Trojan horses for windows 7, vista and XP(both x86 and x64). Microsoft Security Essentials replaces windows live OneCare, a commercial subscription-based antivirus service and the free windows defender, which only protected users from adware and spyware. But MSE has great features including on-demand scanning and removal tool engines.
Microsoft Security Essentials has one of the simplest and clearest GUIs we’ve seen for an antimalware solution. When something is wrong, MSE makes sure users know they’ll need to take action, with red-color highlighting across the UI and via a red taskbar icon. Even it updates itself very quietly in the background. In fact, never once troubled by its updating system; the only prompts we received were when the application actually needed our attention, like when it detected a threat that needed to be cleaned. The company includes three features in MSE to keep it light: CPU throttling (the system will remain responsive to the user’s tasks), idle-time scanning (scans and updates use a low-priority thread and only run when the PC is idle), and smart caching and active memory swapping (virus signatures not in use are not loaded into memory. Let’s see how to use MSE to stay protected.
- Download Microsoft security essential from the website (MSE).
- Install the application normally and allow it to check for updates, and run its initial quick scan on the infected computer.
- While the scan is running, the real-time protection module by MSE should detect active malware. Active malware are malicious files that have loaded in Windows with or without a graphical user interface, before the antivirus program was installed.
- Then proceed in removing the detected threats. It’s not required to stop the scan when the on-access scanner finds and removes active malware.
- After removing the risks and the active malware the application will be shutdown because MSE can end the task of malicious processes.
- Allow MSE to restart the computer and then run a quick scan to look for any additional active malware.
- The on-demand scanner will now start checking the computer for malware that is residing and actively running in Windows. And if it finds more malware, the clean-up option will be available.
- Never stop running a scan until MSE displays a message that the computer is now clean.
The default action of Microsoft Security Essentials in handing malware infection depends on the risk rating and type of infection. If it’s severe, a remove option is recommended. Depending on user if the file is not very essential for you then remove and quarantine is recommended. If the malware is spiteful that is preventing antivirus software to be installed or run, you should try using other antivirus or on-demand malware scanners in cleaning an infected computer.
Although MSE might not swank as many features as OneCare did, it is a lot better at what it does do. It’s free, and it requires no registration, trial versions. It really does automatically stay up-to-date. Most core functions can be activated with a single click. It’s recommended using an on-demand or online scanner, in addition to using an antivirus scanner to verify the health status of the computer.
Homepages and personal websites are more popular than ever since the introduction of Broadband and also free web space to host your site. On the Web Development page you will find all you need to create your own professional website, free templates, free web master tools and free online checks to help you create your first site.
Personal web pages are World Wide Web pages created by an individual to contain content of a personal nature. The content can be about that person or about something he or she is interested in. Personal web pages can be the entire content of a domain name belonging to the person (which would then be a personal website), or can be a page or pages that are part of a larger domain on which other pages are located - an example of one such larger site is GeoCities. Another example would be a student's website for school. Personal web pages are often used solely for informative or entertainment purposes. Defining personal web page is difficult, because many domains or combinations of web pages that are under the control of a single individual can be used by the individual for commercial purposes, ranging from just the presentation of advertising, to electronic commerce: the sale of goods, services or information; in fact eBay began as the personal web page of Pierre Omidyar.
What is Broadband?
Broadband is a method of connecting to the Internet. It is called broadband as it provides a high-speed Internet connection when compared with older methods of connecting which were generally termed narrowband.
How fast is it?
The speed of the connection varies based on many different things including where you live and what broadband provider you use. Generally the speed will be in the region of between 512k (512 Kbps) and 10 meg (meg is an abreviation used to mean Mbps - Megabits per second), although faster connections are possible in some areas.
If you have used a 56k dial-up connection, 512k is nearly 10 times faster. 10 meg is about 180 times faster! You might like to think of it as driving to the shops in a Ferrari (within the speed limit we'd hope!) rather than walking.
You can test your broadband speed at http://www.speedtest.net (Opens in a new window)
Easily check the availability of TV, broadband and phone packages, deals and offers in your area from the leading UK providers.
If you want to use this service go to www.cable.co.uk. (Opens in a new window)