Have you noticed the offensive advertising and images flashing around when reading your email, scanning the news, or searching for information on the web? Well there are software packages which address those problems making your computer more produtive and keeping you from temptation.
Firefox is a browser which allows you to block images and pop-ups. Add-ins can block flash displays and more.
Thunderbird is a related email program with some nice features:
- pseudo-intelligent junk mail filters (automatic delete of spam)
- optional image blocking
- supports multiple mailboxes
- not affected by most Internet Explorer security issues.
Both are FREE downloads from:
K-Meleon - FAST free browser based on Mozilla: http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net
Viruses can attack your computer when you read an email, click on an attachment, or simply browse a web site or connect to the internet. Even if you have all the current security fixes for Windows (Visit http://WindowsUpdate.Microsoft.com ), new viruses come out regularly exploiting newly discovered security holes. So it is wise to run a virus scanner and use its update feature regularly to ensure you have the latest anti-virus definitions.
Grisoft Anti-Virus Software:
Stinger Virus Removal Tool:
Ad Aware - cleanup cookies, ads and malware from your computer/browser.