security

Protect Your Children

  Dear Computer Lady, I was rather surprised and a little dismayed that you were recommending and were excited about a spy-ware program.  How can I know that I don’t have somebody monitoring me? Which brings me back to: why are you recommending one of these programs? Elaine

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Safe Attachments

  Dear Computer Lady, I have been told not to open email attachments, even from people you know.  If you want to view the attachment, save it, then close out, go to the place you saved the attachment, right click and scan with your virus software. Would getting my friends and family members to put […]

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Spector Pro

  Spector Pro. www.spectorsoft.com A few weeks ago, Spector software sent me a copy of their premium program, Spector Pro to review. Spector Pro is the world’s best selling software for monitoring and recording every detail of PC and internet activity. You can use Spector Pro on your home computer, or in the office. I […]

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Spyware Problem

Dear Elizabeth, First I want to commend you on your website. You are a gracious & giving person & I appreciate you. I’ sure all your readers do as well. My question: Every time I start my computer I get a lot of spyware & adware. I have two programs (one paid & one free) […]

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Firewall Protection

Dear Computer Lady, For the past 2 months or so, I’ve been getting these text-only pop up messages, even when I don’t actually have a web browser open.  I have a cable internet connection, not dial up so I’m always connected to the internet.  Some of the messages that pop up say that my computer […]

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Messenger Service Popups

Dear Computer Lady, I have a PROBLEM!! I do have ad-aware and Spybot installed on my computer in addition to the Norton Anti-virus program.  I have a free pop-up-ad stopper installed on my computer also. However, for the last two weeks I have been receiving pop ups from “Messenger Service” I have no idea what […]

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