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By Mark on 17/01/2011 18:37
Having an Internet Security product installed on your computer, may make you think you are fully protected to freely surf the internet. But this far from reality. You still need to be vigilant and you need to understand what else to look for.

You need to treat your internet security a little bit like having a burglar alarm on your house.

Firstly, it needs to switched on and it needs to be up to date. It's no good whatsoever thinking that a 10 year old burglar alarm is going to protect you like a modern one.

The same applies to an out of date security product. If a nasty piece of viral code prevents your security product from starting, then you may as well not have it.

Secondly, and perhaps not so obvious. If someone knocks on your door or rings your doorbell and you let them in without making sure who they are, you are technically bypassing your burglar alarm altogether.

How often have you had a message box pop up asking you a question and because you are in the middle of something,...
By Mark on 13/01/2011 17:34
I am often asked “Which computer is right for me?” or “What does this computer jargon mean?” on an advertisement, particularly from friends or people who have grown up before the so-called “Computer Revolution”. These people are often referred to in the press as so-called “Silver Surfers”.

Looking at my head of hair, or lack of it, I can see that what remains would probably put me in the same category. (Although, I may not admit it.)

Let me diverse slightly into the relaxing world of gardening.

Gardening - The activity of tending a garden, especially as a profession, task, or hobby.

If we wander into the tool shed and gather some tools together. Let's get a fork and a wheelbarrow. Actually, let's get two forks in case someone else shows up and wants to lend a hand.

Now we have gathered our tools, let us make our way out to our compost bin as today is the day we are going to put some compost on our beds.

I am sure we all know that in order to get compost from our compost...