Saturday, December 17, 2005

Adobe Reade Speed-Up 1.34

Adobe Reader Speed-Up has got an update to version 1.34. With this program you can individual plug-ins of Adobe Reader switch in or out.

- Added: StartupPause value to the Deployment.ini file; this value tells ARSU to wait the specified number of seconds before actually deploying.
- Added: Turkish translation by Atilla Ontas, Russian translation by Kopachov Alexander.
- Other: ARSU is now truly silent during the deployment process.


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Google Talk

The instant messaging-program of Google is updated to version It isn't know what exactely is changed.

You can download it here:


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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Removing Spyware From Computers

Removing spyware from computers isn't as easy as installing it. The first problem is that you often are completely unaware that it's even there.

But removing spyware from computers is critical because there are some spyware programs that can get into your computer and allow a hacker access to your personal information such as credit card numbers and enable identity theft.

For this reason, if no other, the quicker you find and start the process of removing spyware from computers the better.

Spyware is software that is automatically installed on a computer usually unintentionally and unknowingly by a user who clicks to close a pop-up ad displayed when a webpage is opened.

The advertisements are designed so that you can't close them without activating them. Once installed, the spyware is capable of performing any of a number of tasks without you even realizing it.

One of the most popular uses of spyware is to provide information. The person sending out the spyware wants to know where people are surfing on the Internet. As much as that invades your privacy, it's by no means the worst of what spyware is capable of.

Unlike a computer virus which can usually be quickly removed once found, spyware usually requires a complicated removal process. It may not have the same ripple effect of having your computer infects other people's computer that a virus has.

But the way it affects the performance of your computer, together with the implications of what the spyware is capable of, make it's removal a priority.

One of the best ways to fight spyware is to download an anti-spyware program. These programs are designed not only to detect spyware on your computer, but also to stop them from being installed in the first place.

There are free programs which detect existing spyware, and block some incoming infections, but they don't upgrade automatically and hackers sending out spyware are constantly working to find ways around the free anti-spyware.

Make sure that any anti-spyware program you use is kept up-to-date or you may be relying on outdated technology to keep your computer clean. That means you still run a risk of being infected by a more advanced attack.

While there are spyware programs that you do agree to, the majority of spyware is not only put onto your computer without your consent, it's also there without your knowledge.

For example, if you install the Google toolbar you are given the option of allowing them to harvest data on your surfing habits. But they do allow you to refuse that if you don't want anyone having access to your computer.

Working away in the background, spyware takes what information it wants and relays this to the spyware sender. For safe web surfing it's safer to take advantage and install up-to-date adware spyware blockers.

This doesn't automatically ensure that removing spyware from your computer is 100% accurate. So you also need to get into a habit of running the anti-spyware program on your computer to check that nothing managed to squeeze past your defense system.

A good adware spyware blockers program is the best way for removing spyware from computers and keeping your sensitive information private.

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