Thursday, May 27, 2004

PC Security Tips - Email Mini-Course - Day 4


The 7 PC Security Secrets Hackers DON'T Want
You To Know But I'm Going To Tell You Anyway.

A 7 Day Mini Course

Greg Reynolds

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Day 4

Antivirus Software Prevents Disaster

Ever gotten infected with a PC virus? It's maddeningly
complicated getting rid of files and registry entries. You
can expect to spend a minimum of three or four hours on
debugging your system.

Oh yeah, one more thing. You'll lose those corrupted
files and that's usually even worse than the lost time.

Viruses have struck seemingly well-protected targets
like Bank of America (lost their ATM network for 3 days to
the Slammer Virus) and Verizon (lost 40% of transmission
capacity to Slammer).

Remember the 2003 Blackout started at First Energy in
Ohio by systems failure? Virus attack. They didn't learn
from getting hammered by Slammer and got toasted by
Blaster, leaving 40 milion people without power.

Read the behind-the-scenes story here:

Avoid Your Own Disaster

The only antivirus software that I know of (I've
been in the computer business for 23 years) that catches
100% of virus attacks is Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

Nobody's ever heard of them because they're a Russian
high-tech company. Sounds like an oxymoron, but the other
name brands can't hold a candle to their AV engine.

Read our review here:

We also have a page on no-cost antivirus software. If
you can't afford the good stuff, at least use something.

That's all for today. See you tomorrow with more good stuff.

Greg Reynolds

Tomorrow's Topic:

Spyware: Removing Pests & Blocking Ads

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