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Old 19-02-2006, 09:33 AM
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The problem with computer security is a virus is always updating itself .
Spyware is the same , always a new one out there .

Surfing the net or checking your email , they will try and get into your PC .

Antivirus software is only as good as your last update of the program .

And most will not know untill it is to late , the bug is in your PC .
Then waste many hours trying to get rid of the so and so virus .

Same old story , one will do a virus scan of ones PC .
And it is loaded with spyware or virus's .
Then try and get rid of them ,,, if you can ...

Surfing the net , one really has to take care .
And it is hard to tell , what is really inside a webpage one is looking at .
People get paid big bucks to load up a webpage with spyware and such .
There is money out there for a website owner to hide very bad code inside a webpage .
Get paid for as many computers they can infect with there rubbish .

And email , is the most easy way , these bad guys , can get paid .
To fill your PC with rubbish .

Golden Rule ......
NEVER CLICK ON A LINK IN A EMAIL ... NEVER ...
NEVER OPEN AN ATTACHMENT .

It is so easy for someone that knows how , to spoof an email .
Spoof an email can mean , make the email look like it is comming from someone you trust .
The spoofed email could ask you to click on a link , to go to a site you trust .
But dont be fooled .....
Click on that link and you will go to a webpage , full of virus's and spyware .
And the stuff will be downloading into your PC , in the background .
Very bad ....

Most people will open Outlook Express to check ones email .
That can be one big problem , right there .
Outlook Express will download the email to your PC , straight away .
Then one has to hope ones antivirus and spyware program is up to date .
Because if not you have just opened the door to your PC .
And will not find out , till it is to late , the bug is inside your system .

There are many ways to get around this problem .

One , could be to STOP the rubbish , before it get's into your system .

One little program is ePrompter .
It is free to download and use .
Use this program , delete the rubbish first , at the internet server .
Then run Outlook Express , to bring the email's you want and trust , to your PC .

And if you are still unsure about an email .....
Go to your email server and login and check the email , first ....
NEVER OPEN AN ATTACHMENT ... NEVER .
Make "real" sure you know and trust the attachment .

ePrompter let's you delete unwanted spam or suspicious looking mail - the kind that might contain viruses - again without having to launch your email program or go to your webmail's site.

ePrompter automatically and simultaneously checks and retrieves your email messages from up to sixteen p***word protected email accounts AND lets you read, delete and respond to any of your messages with a simple click on the account of your choice - without ever having to launch your email program or go to your webmail's site. Importantly, when ePrompter retrieves messages, it leaves the original messages on your various email accounts' servers and/or webmail sites.

ePrompter automatically and simultaneously checks and retrieves your e-mail messages from up to 16 p***word-protected e-mail accounts, such as AOL, Hotmail, Yahoo, POP3, Earthlink, Excite, Juno, GO, Gmail, Email.com, Mail.com, Mindspring, MSN, MyWay, OneBox, Rediffmail, USA.net, and hundreds of other e-mail domains.

ePrompter not only lets you compose, forward, and reply to your retrieved messages, but also gives you the ability to delete unwanted spam or suspicious-looking mail without having to launch your e-mail program or having to go to your Web mail's site.

ePrompter notification features include a unique rotating tray icon and a choice of five screensavers that let you know at a glance the number of new messages in each account, as well as audio alerts for new messages. ePrompter also includes autodial for automatic message retrieval.

Version 2.0 build 2 adds supports for Gmail.

Feature Overview

Read and delete email without opening your email client
Unique Rotating Tray Icon shows # of new messages in each account.
Choice of five screensavers that show # of new messages per account.
Autodial goes online and retrieves messages at scheduled intervals.
Choice of two audio alerts for new messages.
Optional p***word protection for individual accounts.
Message headers or full messages available.
Delete messages while online or in autodial mode.
Separate retrieval intervals for online and autodial modes.
The ability to print messages.
The ability to read hyperlinks.
The ability to work with standard firewalls and proxy servers.
The ability to retain retrieved messages when a computer is turned off.
Lean installation - Minimal computer requirements.
Easy download, setup and uninstall.
No personal information required.

www.eprompter.com

Requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
File size: 903K

Stay Safe .

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