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Internet security and privacy includes everything from malware to phishing scams to spammers. Questions about general security practices when online belong here.
%DETAILS% Answer I know of no way to completely clean an engine without disassembling it.
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%DETAILS% It happened to me too.I have AVG Anti-Virus...I ran it and it took care of it.You can get a free version at: komando.com This site might help explain what it is and what it does: f-secure.com Good luck!   I also got this Trojan Horse when downloading the Smiley Center. I ha…
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Answer You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer. 1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) 2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot 4 Run Superantispyware 5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web Cure…
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You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer. 1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) 2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot 4 Run Superantispyware 5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt! Insta…
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Here are some actions you can take: Install an antivirus program. Don't open email attachments unless you're expecting them. Keep your computer updated. Use a firewall. Windows Firewall (or any other firewall) can help alert you to suspicious activity if a virus or worm attempts to connect t…
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Most computers beep on loading just as they're powering up. If you find it bothersome, turning down the volume before rebooting should help. additional information: Something such as that would require a change of the computer bios settings. Most malware would not change something like that. If y…
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Browser Cookies An HTTP cookie is a packet of information sent by a server to a World Wide Web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses that server. HTTP cookies are used for user authentication, user tracking, and maintaining user-specific information such as site preferences…
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1. Use a password manager 2. Disable GPS and Wi-Fi on your mobile device until you need them 3. Read the access privileges for apps carefully, and make good choices 4. Guard your date of birth and telephone number 5. Make yourself more difficult to find on social media 6. Keep your work and persona…
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First you are going to need to make sure that you keep your computer updated. Microsoft and Apple regularly release updates to patch any problems that have been found with the operating system that could be attacked by hackers. You will also want to keep your web browser updated. Internet Explorer i…
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The most likely explanation for unknown emails containing you as the sender is due to programs capable of using fake Sender addresses. However if you do suspect that someone has access to your email account, for whatever reason, then the first precautionary step to take is to change your password.…
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Most of the security problems encountered on the Internet are due to human mistakes. The first level of security "leaks" usually occurs during the developpement of the website. If a website developper doesn't correctly plan or proof test his scripts, an eventual hacker could extract confidential i…
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:You should not, the Smart Filter is there for a reason and if you attempt to bypass it you will most likely be violating policy which could lead to negative action being taken against you.
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The most optimal solution to this issue is History Killer Pro. This is rated very high by editors and users in cnet.com (link provided below). It has the following key features. Search function You can find comprehensive information concerning particular website, file, etc (e.g. www.facebook.com) a…
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Spyware- and you can't get rid of that. Expanding: Many companies use tracking applications that constantly monitor network activity, including pages visited. This is a standalone server side application that you would only be able to disable by telling the program to ignore your PC. The admin for …
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A proxy server, also known as a "proxy" or "application-level gateway", is a computer that acts as a gateway between a local network (e.g., all the computers at one company or in one building) and a larger-scale network such as the Internet. Proxy servers provide increased performance and security…
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You can disable Norton based on the type of Operating System and user permission you have. I will brifely introduce to you the windows (client)/administrator version. You go to start menu and click on run and type: services.msc Then hit the enter key. A window will open up listing all your PC ser…
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Answer yeah that would be a virus. they have command that will reset your computer after 50 or so executions. press controll alt delete and go to process and than go to start search and search everthing program that you dont know. Or you could get a anti virus program Answer-- So here's what …
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Windows Solutions: Run a good firewall. Windows XP and Vista & windows 7 have a built in firewall. Also, it's a good idea to have a hardware firewall, such as a router. Run virus protection and keep it updated. Anti-Virus programs are only as good as the last update. (Also update Windows regu…
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To delete cookies in the desktop Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar. Tap or click the Tools button , point to Safety, and then tap or click Delete browsing history. Select the Cookies and website data check box, and then tap or click Delete. …
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Yes. Yes, if you share your thoughts, ideas, poems, pictures and just generally have fun. To begin blogging, you firstly need to create a safe site that may not harm yourself or your audience. To build a site easily, you can build a WordPress site, for there are many free and premium themes, say i…
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the numbers represent different data, such as your dob; state it was issued inetc, etc.  Do you mean specific to just the info revealed from the number itself? Like the first three numbers designate the state you were born in, etc.Or do you mean...if someone knows your social security number, …
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Yes, torrents are not licensed to carry copyrighted materials. There are a few legal TV sites where you can stream some shows. Hulu is one of them (if you are in the United States). See the related link below.
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If you don't take into consideration the curvature of the earth, both should hit the ground at the same time. Both bullets would be affected by gravity at the same rate, (32 ft/sec/sec) even though the horozontal vector is greater, the vertical is identical.IF you have a bullet that is going fast en…
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With ever increasing availability of more complex and dynamic operating systems, the primary use of a computer is only limited to the imagination and technical know how of the user. Some examples of use in the home: Network attached storage (Linux distribution named FreeNAS) Media Server (Hewlett-P…
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you did not say where you live and if you are the evictor or the evictee. I've been through this i was evicted and i also evicted someone. if you are doing the eviction get a lawyer or if you do it yourself read the landlord/tenant rights on internet or library. if you are being evicted try talking …
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First, you should get a good anti-virus software (and keep it up-to-date) like F-Secure, McAfee, Norton Antivirus, AVG, or Avast. Make sure they are kept up to date and that your subscriptions (if any) are active. Second, don't open email attachments from people you don't know. Also avoid any websi…
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Pixel shader technology is hard-coded into your video card and its drivers. If your computer does not have pixel shader technology, and you have applications which require it, your best option is to replace your video card with one which has native support for pixel shader. There are way to emulate …
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Answer INSTALL THE NEWEST RELEASE OF "YIELD SIGN" SOFTWARE..............
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Answer If they have installed firewall and monitoring software, there is little you can do. They have access to the PC and everything it connects to. In the workplace or school, this can be grounds for dismissal. --You can install proxy software for http content and or tunnel your information th…
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Dear friends, Kindly tell me how could I block browsing a specific web sites on any Internet Browser to prevent from the hand of unauthorized people. I think I'll try to press Alt + F4.
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It Was David L. Smith he is from New Jersey NJ
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A CAPTCHA is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to determine that the user is not run by a computer. The process involves one computer (a server) asking a user to complete a simple test which the computer is able to generate and grade. Because other computers are unable to solve the…
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They should be safe if the instructions are followed. It is not a good idea to leave one on while no one is home.
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1. Ask Ask them or someone who knows them. 2. Use Linux, or a program ported from Linux to windows: I used a program called gaim on all my Linux boxes that has a feature where you can search for someone's sn by typing in their email address. It works great. I now have yet another computer, …
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One option would be to use Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) to encrypt the text of your message. I don't believe that PGP will integrate with GMail but you should be able to encrypt the text for the message and past it into the message. If what you mean is to encrypt the transfer of your email from your …
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There are several differences between small towns and big cities. Small towns will have smaller populations than large cities will, and large cities will generally have higher crime rates.
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There is nothing you can do about it. Microsoft refuses to help people who do not pay for their services, even if you are willing to pay "anything" to get help. It happened to me. 10 years of contacts and information all gone in a night and Microsoft just refuses to lend a helping hand. It's really …
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jk... just go to the buddy list click edit go down click my account and then change password
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Answer you can change your username but it would change the e-mail addressand you would have to tel all of your friends that you have a new e-mail address
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There are a few good Freeware programs for this purpose. With some, when the folders are protect they are not even shown on Windows explorer, for normal use this is OK, but a serious hacker who knows what he is doing could access your files and folders.Or you can use the third party software such …
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Digital Signature is a mechanism for providing an extremely high level of trust that a signed data file is authentic, and tamper-free, typically using PKA. It is believed to be highly resistant to forgery, unlike written, physical signatures. Users need to have a Digital Certificate (with a public …
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Answer I'm no tech expert but I think the simple answer is that its because anyone can access it. If everybody had access to the Pentagan then that too would become vulnurable. Answer The main reason is because the Internet is not really regulated by any organisation, like a government for ex…
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The main reason modular (or structured) programming is important is that it avoids the increased possibility of data corruption. Of course modular elements still have that risk but that is usually down to the user (passing by Ref instead of by Val etc.). However by using non-modular programming you …
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No.A virus has no capability of capturing a screenshot.A Trojan has capability of capturing a screenshot.
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The risk is about the same compared to conventional forms.
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For the typical user the answer is most certainly no but it depends entirely on how you define "sent via the internet." If you connect to a web site using the standard http protocol then it is an unsecured connection. If you are using the https (SSL) connection then it is encrypted and gives some de…
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The cyber-terrorism has not begun in full-scale yet. We have seen some minor attempts to threaten functionality of certain servers, but what we really fear are attacks on critical infrastructure (such as water structures, food supplies, health care institutions), that could not only cost money, but …
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I've heard that Cheat Engine 5.5 doesn't have a virus, if so then i suggest that you must get a Anti-Virus program or programs.
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due to viruses, misuse of client information, adware , etc However its better to have good anti virus software, firewall instead to blocking cookies. As most of websites need cookies to work properly.
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Why Schools Block Websites Schools block websites for a variety of reasons. They block sites that they believe are inappropriate for students and ones that are illegal for students to view. They also block sites that distract students from the purpose of school, which is learning so they will be pre…
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Answer use a sucure internet connection with high internet sucurety QUESTION???? how do you get rid of an individual that is using their computer to listen to your conversations on your landline? you bring your computer to an expert and they can jail the hacker for you
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No - anyone can edit any question or answer (that's why it's called a Wiki). Only your own profile is secure from users edits. However - Answers.com staff can add things like contributor badges to your profile. For example, I'm 'just' a supervisor and cannot edit your profile - but - someone 'higher…
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A proxy server is a kind of buffer between your computer and the Internet resources you are accessing. They accumulate and save files that are most often requested by thousands of Internet users in a special database, called �cache�. Therefore, proxy servers are able to increase the speed of you…
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At the risk of being obvious, a cookie jar.
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Pornography is illegal and and also for school students
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Virtual machines are used in this hosting process and mostly used in cloud computing services. Hosted EMR can make you familiar with this.SOURCE: http://www.atscloud.com/industries/
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Answer Gmail now has a feature in 'Settings' where you can force SSH encrypted pages each time you load gmail. This makes it harder or hackers to find holes into your account. Answer Any email account is at risk. The strength of your password is key to keeping your account secure.
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Answer Everyone has a basic need for privacy sometimes. Don't take it personally, but time to reflect on life, read a magazine, pluck eyebrows, answer emails, to sit and ponder life, to watch something through your own eyes, not another's, make a phone call to a friend, make an errand alone, flip t…
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With Internet Explorer you can try Tools --> Options --> Delete --> Delete HistoryOther browsers will have different methods.
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Passwords are protected in 2 essential ways: first, the file containing the password is only viewable by the administrator (root) account. Secondly, the password itself is hashed so that it appears to be encrypted, and is a one-way hash. This means there is no way to retrieve a hashed password (oth…
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Allison DuBois is not currently doing readings. However, on her official website, she has a link to some of her psychic friends that can do readings. See the Related Link.
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Answer: You should not, the filter (I assume it is being blocked) is there for a reason and if you attempt to bypass it you will most likely be violating policy which could lead to negative action being taken against you.
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If your answers for below questions are "YES" then you need ssl certificate. Is my site an e-commerce site that collects credit card information?Do I use a 3rd party payment processor?Do I have a login form?in short if you are collecting any short of customer information you need that for customer T…
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Three are three basic approaches to attacking a website: hack and enter, inside jobs, and denial of service (DOS).DOS attacks are the easiest, as they don't really need to get into the site itself. The site is simply spammed with traffic like ACK/NAK or ping requests, and due to overload becomes ina…
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Most browsers allow you to disable cookies. This would prevent any javascript function from collecting data about your computer. Unfortunately, cookies can be very useful. They remember logins and passwords for you, and can help make a webpage more interactive. As long as you stay on safe websites, …
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If is your own website, you can easily delete it, yet if it is not your own website, you can not delete it. If it has inappropriate content, see if there is a 'contact us' section to have the issue resolved. If you are the owner click on manage (at the top) then scroll down to the bottom and click X…
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hey im an aspiring actress and i think i pretty much have what it takes to star a role (whether it be an extra, new character, etc.) in the CW's Supernatural.Im trying to contact Eric kripke to find out when and where auditions are for the show, so i need the email if anyone has it available...thank…
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Buy a life off eBay and ask your parents. Or buy 'names for dummies'.
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Depending on your computer you can use parental controls with Microsoft Windows to block certain sites. You can also use the Windows Firewall to disallow certain outbound connections. Some anti viruses also allow you to blacklist sites.
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Creating a cert7.db could be really tricky in some case. Basically there is two way you can obtain one: By installing a old Netscape browser (v.4.79 would do the trick) and to fetch it in your user profile (please complete this procedure if you choose to do so). Use the Netscape Network Securi…
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There are shopping website scams. Unfortunately nobody seems interested in doing anything. For example, eBay allows scammers to exploit their system to fish for potential victims. MSN allows scammers to use their MSN and email to communicate with potential victims. These companies don't respond to …
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There are many ways that a site can be known as being a secure site to buy items from. one of the things that you will see if it is a secure site is that the web address in the address bar will start with https// this means that the http is secure which refers back to the s. also if the site uses pa…
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Attacks using social engineering rely on human trust - and by exploiting trust, one can gain access to computer systems much quicker than resorting to traditional methods if said systems are hardened to a point where it is not possible to gain entry within a short amount of time. For example, take a…
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The last couple of months have seen a large rise in the number of computer viruses that are out there and spreading via e-mail. The following guidelines may give you a fighting chance. I have divided this page into two sections - a quick guide for those who are experienced, or are short on time, and…
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Some of the common web browsers are: 1. Google Chrome- Developed by Google. 2. Mozilla Firefox- It is a free open source browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. 3. Comodo Dragon- It is developed by Comodo Security Solutions with an aim to produce a highly secure web browser for Windows OS. 4. Safar…
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Computer security is the field of information technology which strives to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and computing resources.
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It depends on what you use your computer for; if you are just checking emails with the occasional youtube vid then something simple such as AVG will suffice. However; if you use your computer for daily work a more comprehensive anti-virus solution such as Avast! Free edition will be needed
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Hi,the best way to delete them is to download this:http://download.cnet.com/ccleanerand then tell who you are trying to hide them from that it wipes out viruses but wen it delete everything from history to cookies or u can download google chrome and rite click it-before u open it and select new inco…
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XP ONLY How to reboot a PCYou should really format the hard drive and re-install windows. Your computer will have either come with recovery cds, to use these you put the CD in, turn the PC off, then back on again. Or a recovery button to press during boot. Please refer to manual. If it didn't follow…
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Type your answer here... i don't know but you can try going to a proxy making site and get their software for free! no downloading and it only takes about five minutes how cool is that?!? this one work http://ipcheese.info
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Illega use of Computers
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Be certain that the site is certified for processing your personal information. Also look for 'https' being part of the URL address. The last letter 's' signifies that it is a secure site. It does not ensure that the vendor is trustworthy, however.
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Answer You should not, the filter is there for a reason and if you attempt to bypass it you will most likely be violating policy which could lead to negative action being taken against you.
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Tips about blocking siteshttp://www.ehow.com/how-did_106714_block-sites-pc-mac.html
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You can block gambling sites by installing a web filter on your computer. Alternatively, you can set up parental control to block these websites on certain types of Internet security software.
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the effect is jail time to the person that set the virus
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A simple solution by using HTTP-Tunnel v4.4.4000[.exe](176kB) software. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- well if it doesnt work you can use other softwares also like ultrasurf new versiton,freegate,your-freedom and many other way…
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Start>Run>msconfig Check the startup tab and look for anything with cox in the file path or name Uncheck it. Open the services tab and check hide all Microsoft services. Find anything that may be cox and uncheck it. Hit apply and restart your PC. The irony is I'm trying to do the same for m…
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To be quite honest, you don't want to.The firewall protects your PC. If something isn't working because of it, learn how to make it work rather than just turning the firewall off.If you insist on leaving it off, then you should put up with the "irritating" warning message - it's like driving a car w…
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Browsing with a proxy will make you anonymous and content that is normally blocked at your office, school, or in your country will be accessible. There are various ways you can use proxies, here are the conventional methods: Visit a proxy site.Find the "enter url" box, it could be labeled something …
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It actually depends on what website you want to get rid of. If it is a website owned by someone else, then it is impossible to get rid of because you do not own it. If it is your own website, contact the company that set up your website and ask for it to be removed or deleted.
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People can see what you are interested in with a blog.
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I will answer this on the premise that the question means, "How can I surf the web and hide my IP?" What you need is an anonymizer. This is effectively a proxy that you connect to and the proxy does the actual web surfing, thus the proxies IP is the one that shows up as doing the surfing. Also ther…
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When the application (Client side) knows about the proxy (Configured within the application) this is called explicit proxy. When it does not know about the proxy (Not configured within the application), this is called transparent proxy. and in this case the traffic has to be redirected somehow to re…
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A client is the requesting program or user in a client/server relationship. For example, the user of a Web browser is effectively making client requests for pages from servers all over the Web. The browser itself is a client in its relationship with the computer that is getting and returning the req…
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it is not a virus but a worm, if you have the proper anti virus software, you will be just fine!!! sexysk8trgirl on Quizilla
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Facebook Is Actually A Pretty Safe Website, But Only If You Have The Right Privacy Setttings. It is Illegal To Have Facebook Under The Age Of 12 But People From The Age Of 7 Have Started To Register. Facebook Is A Social Website Where Friends Talk To Each Other Using The Internet. I Have Facebook An…
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it ia virus on your computer
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hi im arabella Lynn sifuentes im live in ariz i.d.k? hey world i love to sing
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