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How Can I Start An Internet Business With No Technical Skills?

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

It's easy for him, hr knows about websites. It's ok for her, she understands HTML. I know how you feel, I felt the same way and yes I have a technical and programming development so I learnt what I needed to but what if you can't or don't want too? That was a question that I had been thinking about for some time. You see, many years ago I used to help people to help themselves, it was probably the most satisfying work I have ever done. With that in mind I have been wondering if I could help ...
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Computer Viruses: How To Avoid And Get Rid Of Them

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Computer virus can really be a real treat to our very existence. Since the onset of computers, they already have become an integral part of our daily lives. Especially with the onslaught of the Internet, we now depend on computers so much from our files, to address book, to information sources, to connecting with friends, etc. A properly designed and executed virus can have a very disabling effect on our computer. Computer viruses then show us how vulnerable we can be and how human beings ...
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Computer Instruction - Home Computer Security

Monday, September 24th, 2012

You finally figure out all of the plugs and wires and get the system up and running. You make your way through the setup screens and are finally completely ready to go. You cannot wait to connect to the internet. You pause as you vaguely remember computer-savvy friends talking about viruses and malware. Maybe you should have gotten the computer instruction after all. Fortunately, home computer security is actually quite simple. Professional computer instruction is not really necessary in order ...
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14 Household Ways To Protect Your Computer From Viruses

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Computer viruses are deadly. They often spread without any apparent contact and can be a nuisance, or even worse, fatal to your computer. Individuals who create these viruses, estimated at 10-15 new ones a day, are the electronic version of terrorists. Their goal is to inflict havoc and destruction on as many people as possible by disabling, stealing, damaging, or destroying computer and information resources. Often, they have no specific target in mind, so no one is safe. If you access ...
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An Ecommerce Internet Merchant Account

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Small business owners and home based entrepreneurs sometimes reach the point where they realize their company is ready to grow, and then they begin to consider the advantages of an ecommerce Internet merchant account. Those who accept merely cash or check payments may decide to increase the ways in which a customer can pay for goods or services. A merchant account will let business owners accept credit card payments in many different ways. That is why so many business people opt to apply for an ...
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The only way to make money on the internet

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

There really is only one way to make money on the internet -- sales. Really it is the truth. Of course there are a lot of different variations in how and what you sell on the internet and another dramatic difference is the lack of the dreaded cold-calling forced on so many traditional sales folks. At first glance your choices are pretty straightforward: ~ Sell other people's products ~ Sell your own products ~ Sell yourself ~ Sell space on your web site, blog, or publication Then things ...
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Protection for your PC - Painless and Free !

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Painless (and FREE) P.C. Protection Viruses, Bugs, Worms, Dataminers, Spybots, and Trojan horses. The Internet is a veritable minefield of things that can invade your PC and affect it's Security and Performance. You can do something about it and you can do it FREE, using some or all of the following programs and tips. Anti-Virus protection. One of the best Free programs for this is AntiVir Personal Edition Anti-Virus software. Download it from: Install on your PC and ...
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5 Must Read Safety Tips For Surfing the Web

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Who doesn't love the internet? With more than 1 billion users daily there is no doubt it is the most widely used form of communication in the world. Although as great as the internet might be it is not free from danger. The internet is peppered with viruses, spyware, Trojans, adware, phishing sites and pop ups. One wrong move can land your computer into computer heaven along with your credit card, identity and just about anything that matters. Fear not, there are a few safety precautions and ...
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Understanding Windows 2000 Security

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

As each new version of Windows rolls out, the jokes about bugs, security breaches and other glitches come pouring out of the woodwork. While it is true that there are always adjustments that need to be made, Microsoft has always been good about making these upgrades available quickly. The introduction of Windows 2000 was no different, and as users began to report issues with security, they quickly released all of the Windows 2000 security upgrades that were necessary to make sure that every PC ...
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What I Have Learnt As A Beginner To Internet Online Business

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Like tens of thousands of people who often venture online exploring ways to make a little extra money, I have been looking for ways that would allow me to eventually live a life with residual income and financial freedom. Obviously, I did not know how except for the fact that many are making millions of dollars every year from Internet. But I learnt fast, after having paid a lot of money to the so-called Internet gurus. I realised that there were a lot of scams, hyped-up promises, and just ...
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Security Awareness You Need to Know

Monday, September 10th, 2012

If we were to take a conversation about security, such as this one, and place in the context of a social setting twenty years ago, people would have thought that you were crazy. The issue of security awareness in our society has, by necessity , reached a higher level than ever. Everything from credit card fraud to computer spyware has consumers wondering what they need to do to protect themselves. While much of the worry is well founded the truth about what we need to do protect our assets can ...
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Computer Security Software for Your PC

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Computer security software should be at the top of any new computer owner's shopping list. Although the protection offered by the built in computer firewalls and privacy settings on all new Windows based computers is reasonably adequate, third party computer security software is strongly recommended as a supplement. Computer security software is available in many forms. What you need depends on how you plan to use your computer. For anyone who plans to connect to the internet, antivirus ...
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Site Security Issues Abound

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

It has happened web wide and it has happened to the best of the best - NASA, DOD, Google, Microsoft as well as the New York Times. Hacking is big business and very often isn't profitable or isn't actively malicious, it is just good fun for bored people. Last year, in October, Google blog was hacked, ironically not long after their post regarding their security was published. In April of this year, a user-end security flaw, which was exploited on AdWords, let a malicious file be installed onto ...
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A Hacker Inside Your Computer?

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Imagine this nightmare scenario... You check your e-mail program and it reports your username and password as no longer valid. You call your Internet service provider (ISP) to discuss the problem and they tell you they turned off your account due to "abuse". "Abuse!" you cry to the customer service operator, "What are you talking about?" "Someone used your computer this past Saturday night in an attempt to hack into a government computer system. They made the attempt at 1:20 a.m. from your ...
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Virtual Office - Communication Choices With Internet Based

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

b>Communication Choices With Internet Based Businesses Fortunately the Internet provides online business entrepreneurs a wealth of choices when it comes to communicating. Your primary mode of communication will likely be e-mail when you set up a virtual office. No question about it, e-mail provides the best possible method of communicating with clients any time day or night, 24 hours a day seven days per week. That said you can also chat with customers or clients online using IM services. Most ...
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A Basic Introduction To Spyware

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Spyware is the most troublesome software to appear on the Internet in recent times. When spyware infects a computer system, it may be relatively harmless or it may be devastating. Spyware like coolwebsearch and are capable of paralyzing a computer system. Laws to regulate spyware are pending in many states and may take years to enforce. What Is Spyware? Spyware is any software that collects information about computer usage and/or the computer user. It is installed on one computer and ...
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