The Week in Technology
We continue to hear about how fake Twitter accounts are being created to impersonate public officials, athletes and famous people in society. Now, Twitter has finally decided to combat this problem by introducing Verified Accounts. These accounts will include a special seal to prove that the account belongs to the person or organization that it claims it belongs to. Twitter stated that the new feature should be available during the summer.
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What's in a name? Is a moniker what dictates how well something does? Would it have made a difference is Windows had been called "Boxes on the Screen" instead? That's the root idea of this week's Trivia Question. "What was the original name of the Internet when it started?" That's what we'd like to know! If you think you've got the answer, click here and give it your best shot! Put your brain to the test today!
You're Gonna Absolutely LOVE This Program!!
The Easiest Way To Move SOFTWARE To Another Computer!!
Save Over 70% Off Retail!
Even Includes A Link Cable! (Approx. $39.95 value)
All I can say is WOW!! We've had a tremendous response to the PC Mover program over the last several days! The way hundreds and hundreds are flying off our shelves, I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be our hottest seller of 2009! THANK YOU to everyone who ordered!
Also, looked like we were going to run out yesterday so we called the supplier. Turns out they have more in another location, so we're still able to offer these. Supply is still limited, and once this secondary source runs out, the well is officially dry (at least at the super-cheap price we're sellin' these for). Grab yours today - on with the info!
Again, if you're ever, in your lifetime, going to get a new PC, then grab one of these programs! Even if you're not buying right away, stick it on your shelf for later! This is an $80 product that you're getting for $20.97, so you're saving a TON of money!
If you've missed the last couple newsletters, you're probably wondering what this program does and why everyone is so excited about it. Basically, this software allows you to move the programs and files from your old PC onto your new PC! You simply tell it what you want moved, and this does it - automatically!
What's so exciting about this software is it's ability to actually move programs from one PC to another.
Yeah, yeah, I know. You could reinstall all the programs from CD, but who wants to sit in front of their computer for hours on end installing software? Finding all the CDs, locating all the serial numbers, downloading updates and sitting around all day just isn't my idea of fun. Besides, I know for a fact that I personally have several programs on my computer right now where the original install CD has been lost! If you fall into that same category, then this software not only saves you tons of time and frustration, but tons of money as well!
What about trying to move programs from your old computer to your new computer manually?
Anyone who has ever tried to move an installed program from one computer to another knows what I'm talking about. It's almost impossible to manually move a program over to your new computer - not to mention the impossibility of keeping setting and preferences!
Well sure, the main program might be under your Program Files folder, but during setup, it probably installed lots of DLL files under your Windows System directory, registered those same files with Windows, maybe it placed shortcuts, added startup items, dropped in templates - well, you get the idea. When most software is installed, you get components and pieces of the software scattered all over your hard drive. Manually finding every part and putting it back on a new computer, placed where it should be and registered with Windows is almost impossible.
Due to this difficulty, we took the software for a spin just to see if it works as advertised. We wanted to make sure this could actually move programs - well it did - perfectly!!!
Our Test Results - WOW!!! This Will Blow You AWAY!!!
April, our MS Office Tips writer, just purchased a new Vista PC. Unfortunately, she had tons of programs on her old XP computer - many of which she simply couldn't find the CDs for or that had been downloaded years ago. She was looking at literally hundreds of dollars in new software to replace those CDs. So, I told her I needed to test this new software and she enthusiastically decided to give it a try.
First off, we were very impressed that the whole process is "wizard" driven. You don't really need to know much more than how to click your mouse in order to make this software work!
The first step was to install the software on both PCs - easy enough. Then you attach them with the included USB link cable (just plug it into each PCs USB port). Again, so far, so good.
At this point, we were ready for some decisions. First you have the option to exclude files - say you don't want it to transfer .Tiff files for some reason. That's ok - just tell the software not to transfer those. We wanted all the data files, so we left this alone. Then it asks you what folders you want to transfer over. This is mostly for your data files, so we left the checkmarks in for all the folders that had data.
Next, and this was the cool part, the software scans the old computer and finds ALL the software that has been installed. It gives you a list with little check boxes so you can select only the programs you want to transfer to the new machine! Now that's slick! I don't know about you, but I have loads of programs on my PC that I never use but haven't bothered to uninstall, so being able to select only the programs I want to transfer is great! April found she only needed about half of the stuff she had on her old computer transferred, so she unchecked everything else. Oh, and it even tells you when you already have the same software on your new PC (this program will not overwrite existing files, so you don't need to worry about data loss).
After all the selecting is done, you simply leave the computer to do its thing. The software will transfer all your files and programs automatically! Depending on how fast your computers are, and how much data you're moving, this can take some time. So, I recommend doing this before you go to bed. When you wake up in the morning, your new computer will be all set to go with all your old software and files on it! That's what we did with April's, and it was just awesome how well it worked. All the programs that we transferred worked perfectly on the new computer - no problems at all - not one, zilch. This software really does the job!! It's awesome!
I'm planning on a new PC sometime next year, but I've been dreading all the reinstalls that go with it. My current PC is something like 5 years old, so I have a HUGE amount of software and data on it. It would take me weeks to get a new PC setup and running the way I like it. With this software, I'll be able to do it a half hour before I go to bed! I love it!!
Oh, and this is cool too. If you're not planning on a new PC right away, don't worry! The software is upgradable to the newest version whenever you decide to make the switch! So, if you're planning on a new PC anytime in the future, grab this title now and stick it on your shelf!
Oh, and I'm not the only one who thinks this is fantastic. Look at the reviews! (Check out the YouTube video too.)
"Kudos to you and your team for developing a well thought out, well implemented, long-needed product. In a word, BRILLIANT!"
"It can save you the many hours and the drudgery of having to reinstall everything yourself...and, after all, time is money."
"PCmover justifies its price with a polished, easy-to-use interface that has Windows Easy Transfer beat, hands down."
As for the deal - this is incredible! This software sells for around $80 - but your cost is just $20.97 and US shipping is FREE! Is that amazing or what?? Again, even if you're not using this right away, you can still get a free upgrade to the latest version down the road! Grab one for your future PC purchase! (We've already set some aside for the office to use - this is going to save us a TON of time.) We only have a limited quantity of these available, so you'll need to get to the site quickly to take advantage of this one:
PS - If you think you're ever, in your lifetime, going to get a new PC you really need to grab this software! After seeing how great this works firsthand, I can't imagine migrating to a new computer without it. I know it's going to save me gobs of time and money when it comes time for the big upgrade!
Whatever You Do - Don't Buy An External Hard Drive!
Make One Yourself And Save BIG!
Super Easy! Anyone Can Do It!
Great Way To Give Your Old Hard Drives A Reason To Live!
I'm so excited! We just got a jaw-droppin' deal on some do-it-yourself External Hard Drive Cases! I've used these in the past (a lot, actually), and I've saved literally HUNDREDS over buying the "prefab" deals at the stores! Super easy too - my 7 year old can do it!
OK, so how's this work anyway? Glad you asked! Really easy - we sell you this great little case, you take an internal Hard Drive (IDE connection) and just plug it in. Put the case back together (a few screws - not hard), then plug it in! That's it! When you plug it into your computer's USB port windows will AUTOMATICALLY install the drive and list it under MyComputer! It's just like plugging in a GIANT flashdrive! It's THAT easy!
From there, just use it like any other drive! It's an absolutely fantastic idea for extra storage or backups!
PLUS, like I say, this can save a TON on money! There are two ways to do this - The first is to watch for a sale on internal Hard Drives at your local electronics store. You can get HUGE drives for less than $100 all day long! I've seen them for less than $40 after rebates and such! You get them for WAY less than external drives since you're not buying some snazzy case.
The second way these save money is letting you give new life to old hard drives! You know how it is - you have that old computer sitting in your closet - there's nothing on it you need anymore, it's really not worth anything, but you're worried about throwing it away. Why not salvage it's old HD and stick it into this handy case? You instantly have an external HD - for less than $20!
Now, I know you may be a little worried about having to assemble something like this, but trust me, it's easy. If you've ever used a screwdriver and plugged a lamp into the wall, you're qualified! You simply take any IDE drive up to 750GB, in plug the power cord (inside the case), then just push it into place! A few screws later and the case is assembled! I put mine together in less than 5 minutes! Really! Still not sure? I'll make you a deal - if you can't figure it out, you can call out tech support and they'll walk you though it!
OK, ready for the deal? We have these on sale today for just $18.97 and US shipping is FREE! This can save you TONS of money on external drives! Easy to do, cheap, and quick! Grab one, grab a dozen - for this kind of money you just can't go wrong!
PS - It's never been easier - or cheaper - to make your own external HD! PLUS - if down the road you decide the drive you started with is too small, you can always just take this apart and "upgrade" it yourself in a few minutes! Don't miss out!
Go to Start>Control Panel>Default Programs>Associate a file type or protocol with a program
After a brief wait for the extension list to load you'll see this screen:
Just select a file type you'd like to associate and click "Change Program" at the top.
From here, all you have to do is choose a program to use when opening a file. If that desired program is not in the list, you can always browse to its location.
Just in case, here's the Windows XP instructions.
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Using the Cover Page feature of MS Word 2007? (Insert tab of the Ribbon, Cover Page button.)
It's pretty handy and sure makes life easy when you need one.
Have you ever tried to use a cover page in the middle of a document? Maybe you need one as a chapter or section title page?
When you tried to insert the additional cover pages what happened?
Nothing? Well, at least that's what you may have thought happened but take a good look at your document.
I'd bet that you're going to find that Word simply replaced the cover you had at the beginning of the document.
Not what we were going for at all.
So, how do we get around it?
With a right-click of course! I mean, right-clicks do all kinds of "magic" and this case is no exception.
Next time you try to use a cover page that isn't meant for the first page go to the Cover Page gallery (Insert tab of the Ribbon) and with the mouse pointer over the cover of your choice, right-click.
See all the options?
Pick one and your new cover page will be inserted in the chosen location - even if the current location is the middle of the document!
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Make Your Own Legal Wills, Living Wills, Heath Care Directive, Powers of Attorney, Final Arrangements, and More!
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OK, today's title is a little different than our normal fare - but something everyone really needs. It's called Quicken's Willmaker
We all know what happens. Getting a lawyer is sometimes way too expensive, so many people are left without any type of will when the inevitable time comes. This software not only covers standard wills, but also has extensive living will documentation. When I was only 30 years old, my wife and I had a will drawn up by a lawyer, and it was a solid $600 just for a basic "who-gets-what" type of will. I can tell you that THIS is the program we use now - so much simpler to update and work with than a lawyer! Besides, makes it easy to take Uncle Ed off your will when he messes up at the family reunion :-)
This software makes creating a legal, binding, will or living will simple and extremely affordable. It includes thousands of document possibilities to suit just about every situation -- but don't worry, it's incredibly user-friendly! You'll have them finished in minutes - really! It's basically a "fill in the blanks" proposition.
Making updates is a snap too. This program is so informative and in a language everyone can understand. It basically takes you through an interview process which makes it really simple to fill out your document. Plus, if you're not sure what any of it means, the software includes an amazing guide, informative glossary, and a host of online resources. It breaks down the legalese into something all of us can understand!
To help show easy it is, here's an example. Let's say you're filling out a "Final Arrangements" document. Before you even get started, it gives you a check list - name, body donation, organ donation, burial details, person to oversee plans. Then, the column to the right tells you the purpose of each of those items. Now you know what you need and why :-)
In addition to living and standard wills, this also includes Power of Attorney documents, a legal glossary if you get stuck, and other critical estate planning forms. Everything you need in one easy to use package!
Let's face it - proper planning is something we all need to take care of for our loved ones. I've personally had a will since I was 30 years old, and it gets updated on a regular basis. To me, it just doesn't make sense not to have everything in place - I can't imagine putting my family through that. Plus, this is from Quicken, so it's not just some off the wall software that some guy wrote in his basement - this is the real deal. Wouldn't surprise me even a little if this was the software lawyers used to create legal wills and documents for their clients!
Your price is fantastic - just $9.97 and US shipping is free! Again, this retails for $50 - and when you consider all it does it's is worth every penny of that price. If you've been putting off making a will or living will, just $9.97 can get you there.
PS - Estate planning is something we all have to do. It's not a task anyone enjoys, but at this price it's probably the least expensive way you'll ever see to get the job done. Isn't it worth $9.97 to know that your affairs will be in order when the time comes?
WARNING - Price is going to $14.97 tomorrow!!
OK, NOW It's The Most Amazing Deal EVER On An LED Flashlight!
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Ohhhh, I just LOVE it when I get a call from a supplier and they say something like, "Hey Steve, I got a problem. I have a bunch of extra 9 LED flashlights I need to move. Can you help?"
So, after a little back and forth, we agree on a price that even I couldn't believe I got! Soooooo - YOU get a jaw-droppin' deal on some fantastic 9 LED Flashlights! We're talking just $5.97 for a 9 LED Flashlight! We've never had 'em that cheap! Heck, I'm not sure anyone has ever had 'em that cheap! It's a knock-out deal, that's for sure!
Oh, and wait till you try 'em! Turn it on BUT don't look into it - this baby is really BRIGHT! It's absolutely amazing how much light those 9 LEDs throw out! You wouldn't think a flashlight this small would be this BLINDIN' BRIGHT!!! WOW!!
Speaking of size - wait till you feast your fingers on this little guy! It's super-compact and easily fits in the palm of your hand! Makes it super-easy to take anywhere! I already have one in each of my cars, and my wife keeps on in her purse. It's so small you don't even know it's there - till ya need it! Grab one for each of your cars, your camper, boat, house, garage, camera bag - anywhere you need a small, bright, reliable light!
Plus, this thing is REALLY well built too! Don't let the price fool ya! These aren't some cheap plastic lights - this bad boy is SOLID! We're talking a heavy-duty all aluminium barrel that can really take some serious pounding! Plus, the grip is just fantastic and I can personally attest that even when your hands are dripping wet (or snow covered), it's easy to keep ahold of! The design also keeps it from rolling around!
Get this - since this is an LED flashlight, it seems to run FOREVER on a set of batteries! Changing batteries or running out of juice is going to be a very RARE thing now! Oh, PLUS don't forget that you won't ever have to worry about the LEDs burning out - Heck, even if you kept it on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take 11 YEARS before they would burn out! WOW!!!
If you've looked at LED flashlights, you know they are the pedigree of the lighting world - for a light like this, you're looking at least $20-$30 easy. Your cost? Again we're talking just $5.97 and US Shipping is FREE!! It's the BEST DEAL we've ever offered on an LED Flashlight! Give it a try, you'll be glad you did!
PS - At this price, you'd better grab a few! Can't go wrong for $5.97!! Not sure how long these will be available to us at this kind of price, so RUN to the site and get in on this as soon as you can! The price may increase without notice - get 'em while they're $5.97!!!
PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY!!!
WARNING: Make Sure You Have The Volume Turned DOWN Before you Plug These in!!
These Portable Speakers Are A "Concert Hall In a Box"!!!
I'VE GOT TO TELL YA WHAT HAPPENED when we first got these in. I Plugged these into the headphone jack of my desktop computer and clicked on an Internet radio station to get some music.BUT I didn't bother to check the VOLUME LEVEL of my computer! When I turned on the power to these portable speakers, it startled me so much, I JUMPED ABOUT A FOOT OUT OF MY CHAIR!
WOW!!! WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THESE "LITTLE" SPEAKERS COULD BE THAT POWERFUL!!
I'm tellin' ya...you're gonna be surprised how POWERFUL this little speaker system is! Whew!!!
What's funny is this speaker system is actually made so you carry it around with you wherever go. They're about the size of an eye glass case and the speakers themselves fold up and tuck safely away inside the hard-shell case. So when I first saw these I thought, "These are so small! How POWERFUL could these actually be? Well, I found out quick enough...PLENTY POWERFUL!!! These things ROCK...and you're gonna love 'em!!!
What I like about these is that they work with ANY AUDIO DEVICE that has a headphone jack! So you can use this with your mp3 player, satellite radio, laptop computer, CD player, portable DVD player even portable game! (The kids will LOVE to hear their gaming devices take on a "BIG 3-D sound!)
PLUS, you don't have to plug these into an AC electrical outlet because they work on four "AA" batteries, so you can play your audio devices just about anywhere! which makes 'em REALLY convenient! There's a audio cord that's neatly attached to the speakers, and you just plug that into whatever device you want to listen to! And when you're done, just unplug the cord and tuck it back into the case! THAT'S A REALLY A GREAT idea not only for easy travel but to protect the speaker system, too!
What's REALLY AMAZING about these speakers is that YOU CAN EVEN USE THESE WITH YOUR DESKTOP COMPUTER! How's THAT for versatility! So, if you don't have a set of speakers for your desktop computer or you're not happy with the ones you have, before you rush out and buy a more expensive set of speakers, PUT THESE to the test just like I did! You're gonna LOVE the sound! Plus - you'll be saving yourself a LOT of money!
And the "icing on the cake" is that you'll ALSO have a FANTASTIC set of portable speakers that you can take with you anywhere and play your portable devices! Oh man!!! How sweet is THAT? The only thing that can make this even sweeter is an amazing price - $14.97 and US shipping is FREE!!! Is that crazy or what???
I've heard small computer systems that were in the $40-50 range that didn't sound HALF as good as these beauties! These are something you're gonna want to have for home AND on the go so grab one now at this crazy price!
P.S. - BIG SOUND for on the go! So go grab one before they all go out the door!
The Magic of the Shift Key
Really, is there anything Shift can't do? Today on the worldstart site there's a tip involving this mystical, magical key that you just have to check out!
I did a review of this game awhile back on another site that I write for and found it simply irresistible! Check out Worldstart today and get hooked on Linerider!
Here's the link you need: http://www.worldstart.com/ Enjoy!
Use a Persistent Navigation Panel
Recently, in Wellington, New Zealand:
A New Zealand mom made some online bids on toys before napping. Then her 3-year-old daughter took over and bought a bigger plaything than expected — a huge earth-moving digger for a cool $12,300.
For the complete story, go to http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521120,00.html
I read the story and thought the designer of the web site from where the 3 year old bought the earth moving equipment should be given an award for web design. You might be wondering why…well, web sites should be so intuitive that anyone can use them with minimal thinking. Otherwise, the audience will most likely leave your web site out of frustration.
One way of ensuring your audience is never lost while browsing is by using a Persistent Navigation panel. What this means is there should be a familiar navigation panel on each page of the website. For example, let’s look at WorldStart.com.
From the home page, you navigate to the Cool Gadgets subsection in the Software Store section.
Notice the Persistent Navigation panel is still there, even though you have navigated to the Cool Gadgets subsection (category). A Persistent Navigation panel gives the audience comfort while searching for information or a product.
While you design your website, ensure there is a Persistent Navigation panel so that your audience knows exactly where to look when then need to navigate. This will leave the audience less frustrated and hopefully increase their stay.
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TCP View and You
Today's security article is for those of you that really like to "see" what your computer is doing. Have you ever wondered what your computer does when it connects to the internet, or what programs on your computer use the internet? Well, if you answered yes to either one of those, you are gonna love this!
The other day I was thinking about all of the programs that connect to the internet on my computer and that got me wondering. "Is there a program out there that will show you every single time that something connects to the internet from my pc?" I started looking around and I found a program that does exactly that. The program is called TCPView and it can be a very handy little utility to have.
Here is a picture of what it looks like.
While it probably doesn't make much sense looking at it now, it will after you install it. Each value represents a separate connection to the internet. Looking at mine right now shows me several system connections: my chat client, firefox and my antivirus software. If I were to open a page on the internet or tell my A/V software to check for updates, it would light up like a Christmas tree.
So, how is this a security program? It's simple. Since TCPView will show you every program that is accessing the Internet, you can easily look at this and see what is using your connection. If you check it regularly and see something out of the ordinary, you can find out what it is and remove it. You can even stop the action by right clicking it and choosing "end process".
If you are interested in checking out TCPView, you can get it here for free.
Until next time, stay safe out there!
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Draw Me Something
This takes me back to the days where I had an Etch A Sketch which I never fully mastered, but was still a lot of fun. Id play with one now if I had one.
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Special Note / Last Chance Offer - Time Is Running Out!!
Hey everyone, Steve here! WOW! These went like crazy yesterday! THANK YOU to all who ordered - you're really gonna love it!
For those who missed out, I want to let you know I personally think this is about the best value EVER on this kind of software (bests the snot out of McAfee and Norton)! They have really rewritten the book and taken it to the next level with this one. I'm running it on my personal desktop and on my laptop. You've gotta check this one out, you'll be glad you did. PLUS this is the current version that sells for $50 all day long, but we have our lowest price ever on it - just $9.97!! Really!
One word of warning though - we were talking to our supplier and this looks like the last chance we're ever going to have to sell these due to changes in their distribution. Whatever you do, make sure you at least give it a look-see below and at the site! Don't get stuck paying $50 for it later!
WOW!! You've Never Seen One Like This!
The Next Generation In Anti-Virus, Firewalls, And Anti-Spyware!
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WOW! I can't wait to share this one with ya! We just scored an amazing deal on my new favorite software - Iolo System Shield! Let me tell ya, this is NOT your run-of-the-mill Internet Security Suite! This does an amazing job of keeping your computer safe from hackers, spyware, and viruses - but read on, because the way this is implemented is far superior to ANY software like this I've used in the past! This really isn't your typical security suite - and you're gonna love it! I am personally running this software on my computer and it's by far the best I've used! I can't tell you how impressed I am with this - if you value your safety - and system performance, you've got to check this out!
OK, first off, I know you're probably already running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and a firewall - so why do you want this? Well, the thing that impresses me the most with this software suite is the absolute speed it brings to the table! Not just in scanning and such, but the very real lack of system hogging it does. Most suites like this are horrible - they really slow your system to a crawl - not this one! I uninstalled all my previous security software and tired this instead - WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Frankly, there's a good chance that if you're currently using Norton, Mcafee, ect, when you replace them with this you're going to think you got a new computer! The difference is THAT dramatic! This speed-up alone is enough reason to switch if you ask me!
Next, I absolutely LOVE how this just runs in the background and stays out of the way. So many security programs love to tell you that they are updating your system, getting new virus definitions, scanning, whatever. It's an all day long affair of acknowledging boxes and virtually patting your software on the back, "Good boy - I'm glad you downloaded some updates!" Well, those annoyances are GONE with this - it just works in the background and updates itself when necessary without dozens of boxes telling you all about it - that alone was enough to make me switch! Of course, if it finds something serious, it'll let you know (all customizable too).
Oh, and let me tell you about the anti-virus - you're gonna love this! First, yes it keeps you safe from e-mail viruses, downloads, and monitors in the background - just like everyone's AV does. However, it's the little things that make you fall in love with this! First, don't you just HATE it when you're working on your computer and the stupid AV software comes up and starts a scan? Slows everything down - what a pain! This software will actually make sure the PC has been idle for a specified amount of time before it scans! It waits till you're away before it starts - is that cool or what??? Oh, and it pauses the scan if the PC starts getting used again! Again, this reason alone is enough to change! In fact, my wife read that and said, "Hey - I want this on my computer! My AV always starts scanning when I'm working!" So, one of my 3 installs is going there!
In addition, the anti-virus can be set to scan all files or just dangerous ones (saving time), can be set to scan all kinds of files, has HOURLY updates, can be set to scan when YOU want, and can even be set to exclude certain types of files if you want! Even scan incoming AND outgoing messages if you want - all fully customizable! Oh, and did I mention that it has a year of UNLIMITED tech support too in case you have trouble? WOW!!
Think that's great? Wait till you see the firewall! Blows Windows firewall away (along with every other firewall as far as I'm concerned)! First off, yes, it keeps hackers out - all firewalls do. But this also protects you in other ways. It can monitor when a program is trying to access the internet and send all your personal info to the mothership. That, to me, is HUGE! You never know if that program you just installed is completely trustworthy - so this keeps you safe!
Another fantastic idea that I'm really excited about is the "Idle Lock" - Get this - you can set it so that if you're not using the computer for a specified amount of time (set by you) that the network locks down - nothing can come in or out! I've always said the most secure internet connection is the one that's unplugged when not in use - and this does that!! Oh, and you can also lock your computer down with the press of a mouse if you like - right from the main page!
This can also show you how many attacks it has blocked, block the attacker's IP address for a specified (by you) amount of time, and has a lot of fully customizable options. Truth is though, that the default settings work fine for me! Oh, and again, this seems like it doesn't slow anything down at all - in fact, if you're using a different firewall, this will probably speed things up! I know one thing for sure, I'm installing this on my laptop for travel - it's just too dangerous to surf using wireless networks without it!
Finally, this also includes a fantastic anti-spyware program! Just like the rest of it, it's really fast, stays out of the way, and just does the job! It automatically updates and scanning is a breeze - and fast too! I don't think I've ever seen a spyware can that was soooo fast - and it did a great job! Found a few minor things that it easily fixed!
OK, that's the main stuff, but I also wanted to mention how much easier to use this is than most other security software. First off, I think 90% of the users out there can just install it and forget it - the default settings are really a nice balance and should work well for just about every computer out there. If you want to change stuff, it's really easy to do and the program has an excellent help file that, quite frankly, most users will never ever need!
The price? You're not going to believe this one - we're talking just $9.97 and US shipping is FREE! This is the current version and retails for $49.95 (check Iolo's site - it's not cheap), so $9.97 is an amazing deal. 1 Year worth of support and updates too! Oh, works on XP, Vista, & Win 2000!
Oh, and get this - it's a 3 user license!! So you can install this on up to 3 different computers! That's way less than $4.00 per computer! Grab a friend or two and have them chip in! For less than $4.00 per computer, you just can't go wrong! It's amazing and it's what I am going to be running from now on!
PS - Seriously, this is simply the best Anti-virus, Anti-Spyware, and Firewall software I've ever used and it's going to be on my machine from now on. My computer is soooo much faster now after getting rid of the other bloated software package I had been using - and this just has soooo many great options! Don't miss out!
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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