How to Avoid Malware on Your Computer

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Here are a few tips:

1. Don’t use file sharing applications. If I see Limewire, Bearshare, or Kazaa on a program list in a PC I can find malware approximately 100% of the time. There is simply no way to safely download with these programs because you can’t trust the source.

2. Never open an email attachment if you don’t know what it is. Even if you know the person who sent the email beware of attachments. Many computers with infections will send out email to everyone on their address book without the owner ever being aware.

3. If you get pop-ups when opening a web page don’t click inside the pop-up to close it. Always click the red “x” in the upper right corner. The “cancel” or “close” button in the pop-up might have unintended effects.

4. If you get a message from your computer warning you that it is infected and you need to download suchandsuch software to remove the virus, don’t do it. At this point you are already infected, downloading the fake virus remover will only make it worse. No legit software ever uses this tactic.

5. Avoid free downloads unless you are absolutely sure you can trust the source. Often these freebies are packaged with a good deal of adware, so be careful.

Most of the time good common sense will keep your computer safer than whatever virus protection you have installed. Start practicing safe web viewing and you will find you rarely have a problem with malware..

Want to watch cable tv on computer but do not how to do it? There is more than one way to do it. I will briefly touch on 2 methods here.

In order to enable you to watch cable tv on computer live, you can go for a specialized pc hardware called PCTV cards. These cards enable your PC to receive live satellite tv feeds. There are 2 types of cards, external and internal. The internal one comes in the form of PCI card while the external one connects to your PC via USB. The card receives satellite feed by means of telephone line or cable connection provided by your broadband network.

The second way is to purchase software that will stream live satellite tv channels directly to your computer. What you need is only the software plus a broadband connection preferably. A 56k dial up connection will work too but you will not get optimal video performance. You can then watch cable tv on computer or laptop right away. The process of downloading the software, installing it and start watching live tv channels take less than 20 minutes.

In comparison, I recommend the second option. Why? Firstly, you do not need to buy and install any hardware. That takes away the hassle opening up your computer and trying to install a card. Although there is always the external PCTV card, personally I will prefer not to have another device and wiring sitting on my desk.

There are some other reasons why I recommend using software to watch cable tv on computer and I am saying this based on my experience with one particular software. Firstly, it is a one-time fee, typically less than $50. That means you only pay for the software and can subsequently use it for as long as you like. Secondly, it is easy and straight forward to install. Thirdly, some packages offer over 3000 channels world wide for you to choose from. After a period of use, it almost feels like you are viewing live tv channels for free.



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