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Computer Virus Management: Ridding Your System of Adware

by Barbara J. Feldman June 27, 2009

Adware ranges from the harmless, but extremely annoying, to the dangerous and potentially fatal to your system. The extremely annoying type causes advertisements to pop up on your computer without your consent or knowledge while the more dangerous type can change your settings and browser pages without your permission and, if left on your computer, […]

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Keeping Your Child’s Privacy Safe On Facebook

by Barbara J. Feldman October 8, 2007

If you want to keep your child’s privacy safe on Facebook, talk to them about the following things: Their personal information: On Facebook you can fill out a profile that includes some personal information. Some of this personal information includes things like how people can contact you, your birthday, where you got your education, etc. […]

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What Is A Firewall And Why Is It Important?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 25, 2007

An Internet firewall is a device that is designed to protect your computer from data and viruses that you do not want. A firewall is so called because of the real firewalls used to secure buildings. A physical firewall is a set of doors that closes in a building so as to contain a fire […]

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How To Install An Internet Firewall

by Barbara J. Feldman September 25, 2007

Introduction Installing a firewall on your computer is like putting locks on the door to your house. By doing so you are protecting yourself from people who may want to look through your personal belongings and even steal some of your information. A firewall may not protect your from burglars, but it will give you […]

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Web Search Safety

by Barbara J. Feldman August 29, 2007

Introduction Many parents and families are concerned about what will be found on their home computer when family members are using the Internet. There are many wonderful resources and places to find useful and helpful information, but there are also sites that should be avoided. Knowing how to avoid the wrong kinds of sites while […]

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How to Set Up Your Parental Controls Using Vista

by Barbara J. Feldman June 29, 2007

Children nowadays are being exposed to things that their parents never before even experienced. The Internet has evolved so much and so quickly that many times it is hard to keep up. Older generations may have little or no knowledge whatsoever about computers or even that there are ways to protect children from online predators. […]

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