Step 7: Stick with the Program

Step 7: Stick with the Program

 

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Once you’ve installed a program on a Windows system, don’t rename the program’s directories or move its files from one place to another on your hard disk. If you do, your computer will likely lose track of key files. You can put your data files — the ones you create with the application — almost anywhere (although see Step 5). If you must change the location of an application or any of its subsidiary files, you should first uninstall the application and then reinstall it.

 

Never try to manually delete an application on a Windows system. Most applications make additions to system files when you install them, so it’s best if the application has its own uninstall program. If an application doesn’t come with an uninstall option, try the Windows 95/98/Me/XP /Vista Add/Remove Programs Control Panel. If the application doesn’t support the Windows 95/98/Me/XP/Vista  uninstall function, use a commercial utility such as PC Tools Registry Mechanic V8 or the most current version available.  

 

As the Windows uninstall utility is not always reliable about removing all the pieces of an application, you may want to use one of the commercial utilities in all cases. They do a better job.

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Step 6: Keep Viruses at Bay


What is a virus?

A computer virus is a program that can make copies of itself. Most computer viruses do nothing more than this and are more of an annoyance than a danger. Some computer viruses, though, may also harm data and programs stored on a computer.

What types of viruses are there?PC VIRUS

  • Program viruses infect computer programs and become active when the infected program is run. 
  • Boot sector viruses infect diskettes and hard disks and become active when an infected disk is used to start the computer. (On a Macintosh, merely inserting an infected disk can activate a virus.) 
  • Macro viruses infect documents (files) through the macro programming capabilities of some newer programs. Macro viruses become active when an infected document is opened, and the program opening the document has its macro capabilities turned on (enabled).What is not a virus?

Trojan horse programs are designed to do something (usually something malicious) other than their supposed purpose. Trojan horse programs are sometimes classified with viruses. However, because they don’t make copies of themselves, they are not true viruses.

 

Some programs are designed as a joke, or prank, but are not viruses. For instance, warnings of a virus incorporated in a mail message with the phrase “Good Times,” “Join the Crew,” or “Penpal Greetings” in the header have, at times, been rampant. The only thing that spreads, however, with these “viruses,” is the messages warning people to look out for the supposed virus in their e-mail. And, it’s the person sending the message, not the computer, that causes the message to be copied and spread.

If you do not have an anti-virus utility on your computer, you should get one here Norton Antivirus 2009

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Microsoft’s free anti-malware beta to arrive next week

Microsoft’s free anti-malware beta to arrive next week.

 

Microsoft will launch a public beta of its anti-malware service, Microsoft Security Essentials, on Tuesday as it phases out its Live OneCare suite in favor of a simpler free consumer security offering. .

 

Microsoft Security Essentials, which will run on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, will be available in the U.S., Brazil, and Israel in English and Brazilian Portuguese. A public beta version for Simplified Chinese will be available later in the year..

 

The service works like traditional antivirus products in which client software monitors programs on a PC. When something changes on the computer, such as files being downloaded or copied or software trying to modify files, the system checks against a set of malware signatures in the client program to see if the code matches the signature for known malware. If so, it blocks it from getting downloaded. .

 

If no signature match is found, the system will ping the server-based Dynamic Signature Service to see if any new signatures are available and, if so, it removes the malware. If it appears to be new malware, the Dynamic Signature Service may request a sample of the code in order to create a new signature. .

 

The service updates its anti-malware database constantly and publishes new antivirus signatures to Microsoft Update three times a day, Alan Packer, general manager of Microsoft’s Anti-Malware team, said in an interview on Thursday. .

 

“The hope is that people who install Security Essentials and enable auto updates in their Windows configuration will be protected” automatically, he said. .

 

The service also includes new technologies that help protect against rootkits, programs that are designed to hide the fact that a PC has been compromised, and is also designed to run efficiently by scanning when the PC is idle and conserving on memory usage. .

 

If you already have antivirus software installed you probably don’t need this service. Security Essentials doesn’t detect if you have security software installed but does provide a message upon install that says two antivirus products aren’t necessary and could interfere with each other, Packer said. .

 

Microsoft announced in November that it was dropping its Live OneCare service in favor of a slimmed-down free offering designed to encourage more people, particularly those who don’t want to pay for it and fear it will slow down their computer, to use antivirus software. .

 

The new service lacks features like managed firewalls, performance-tuning, backup and restore, printer-sharing and multi-PC management that the OneCare service offered. .

 

“We don’t see Security Essentials as a direct competitor to other free products and suites,” which try to “upsell” users, or get them to eventually pay for a product, Packer said. “We’re targeting people who aren’t protected” already. .

 

A spokeswoman for AVG, likely the main rival to Microsoft’s service, said AVG offers a free Internet security suite that has advantages because it is operating system agnostic and was developed by a company that specializes in security products. .

 

Asked what Microsoft’s strategy is for mobile, Packer said he couldn’t comment on what the Windows Mobile team is doing. .

 

“In general, the way we look at mobile from a security standpoint is that you are better off preventing the malware from getting on a mobile device rather than trying to run anti-malware or antivirus software,” he said. “We haven’t targeted mobile antivirus software because we felt that’s not the right approach.” .

 

Microsoft Security Essentials

 

This is what the interface will look like when the service finds that the PC is clean of malware infections..

 

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This screenshot shows what a user will see when Security Essentials finds malware on the PC.

 

blog_elinor_mills_60x60[2] Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Portugal and writing for The Industry Standard, the IDG News Service, and the Associated Press.

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That e-mail attachment is not a Twitter invite

TwitterWorm ImageThat e-mail attachment is not a Twitter invite

 

Symantec is warning about a mass-mailing worm that comes in an attachment pretending to be a Twitter invite.

 

“The observed messages appear as if they have been sent from a Twitter account; however, unlike a legitimate Twitter message, there is no invitation URL present in the body,” a Symantec blog post says. “Instead, the user will see an attachment that appears as a .zip file that purportedly contains an invitation card.”

 

The name of the attachment is “Invitation Card.zip” and Symantec identified it as W32.Ackantta.B@mm, a worm targeting Windows computers that was discovered in an e-card virus attack in February, according to Symantec. The worm gathers e-mail addresses from compromised PCs and spreads by copying itself to removable drives and shared folders.

 

 Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Portugal and writing for The Industry Standard, the IDG News Service, and the Associated Press. E-mail Elinor.

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