Friday, January 20, 2006

Want to know how is spyware related to viruses?

Want to know how is spyware related to viruses?

Many people want to know how is spyware related to viruses? A virus is a piece of malicious software code. This software code is actually a program, which is intentionally written to cause damage to a computer system or network. Virus enters into your PC via email attachment through Internet. If anyone clicks the email attachment then only virus infects the computer. The best policy to keep your PC virus free is to avoid clicking unknown email attachments.

"Spyware" as name indicates is designed to keep watch on your online activities. The ultimate aim of spyware is to steal something. Spyware is more notorious than virus. It is very difficult to remove spyware due to its replicating nature. It also deeply hides somewhere on the hard drive.

Spyware is installed on your computer when a browser redirects towards spoof site made by hackers. Once installed spyware will record your activities and pass important data like your credit card number, important passwords, your bank account number etc. to hackers. Then hackers will use this data for their benefit.

Spyware is program that hide on your PC's hard drive without your knowledge. Hackers use it to track your surfing behavior. They will study your online activities like websites you visit, items you buy etc. and use this information to dupe you.

The hackers literally control your PC. They will even modify the search results with their manipulated results. What hackers can do is an endless list. In short, they can harm you using spyware.

Internet users often ask me the question which anti-virus program they should use to remove spyware. Well to be very frank there is no such foolproof anti-virus program available. I would rather recommend you to use good quality anti-spyware program like "Spybot search and destroy" and stay away from fake spyware programs which actually install their own spyware after removing their rival spyware.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Gates unwraps Windows Vista

Gates unwraps Windows Vista

Recently Bill Gates unveils much talked about operating system, Windows Vista. The entire presentation ceremony was aimed to project the software giant as the entertainment hub for next-generation digitally connected homes.

Vista will allow users to plug their digital cable directly into their PC to watch and record high-definition cable content. New features of Vista highlighted by Gates is expected to have Windows Media Center's plug-and-play technology which is compatible with digital cable cards that allow high-definition programming without a set-top box. Gates proclaimed, these features would create a true multimedia experience.

Gates also proclaimed that it will also work in combination with DIRECTV to enable the transfer of digital content among Windows PCs, DIRECTV devices and the Xbox 360 to allow customers to watch movies and programs they get on their TV and play them on a number of different devices simultaneously.

According to Gates, among the other key features of Vista will include better graphics for video games, a new user interface, easier search across the PC's hard drive and improved parental controls.

Gates also unveiled MTV Network's Urge Music Service, which will be the part of the Windows Media Center 11 and enables users to have instant access to 2 million songs and videos from library of MTV.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Emperor of the web, Google!

Emperor of the web, Google!

According to a poll of users, Google is the most significant development in the 15-Year History Of the Internet. Hats off to Google! The carried out a survey for three weeks nearly 18,000 users voted in this survey. sorted out a list of the top 10 defining moments during this time, and asked viewers whether they agreed with the list. 41% i.e. 7,198 people agreed that the advent of Google had the biggest impact on the World Wide Web.

Google has redefined search by inventing a new search tool and created a solid impact on search engine business. invited several viewers to write and express their opinions about the selected list of top moments, and their views on the web.

List of top 10 web moments:

1. Google

2. Hotmail

3. Boom and bust

4. Tsunami and 9/11

5. Lewinsky scandal

6. Napster goes offline

7. Live 8 on AOL

8. Skype

9. Webcams and photo sharing

10. WiFi hotspots

Although some users disagreed with the list. Some of them pointed out that list should have included e-mail, Ebay, Amazon, etc.