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Are you Installing new Software from unknown source?

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. Isaac Asimov

Are you Installing new Software from unknown source?

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Generally considered as some kind of potentially unwanted programs (PUP) by the Internet Security Company (McAFee,) adware and spyware could pause as a menace to original computer owners, web developers, and IT of certain corporations. Advertisements (adware) already included and mainstay of the program could present a threat or traffic nuisance for reason of its vulnerability to information disseminations, causing notorious cases of “identity theft,” that’d been threatening risk on the loss of personal properties, finances, bank’s credibility, financiers, and other financial institutions over the globe.

In the United States alone there is a rampant of identity theft to personal properties thru the process of transfer of ownership to a wrong person because of stolen Credit Card numbers, passwords, and other personal identifications robbed thru the internet in forms of spywares that camouflaged use-legalities that are merely ignored by users and computer owners.

Adware and Spyware software present a totally different usage in program inclusions, and for the user. While adware is a legal part of the computer’s administrative settings, spyware is ironically a deceptive method, that’ll not directly pause as illegal for it may be included in some software that fronts acceptance. By the time it reaches the user’s end it reacts like semblance of some kinds of virus or worms; at times just ignored not to be serious and obvious, but with motives, to invade the accessibility and manipulations of some confidential information from the computer, to be transmitted to other end users who may just wait for any advantage taken from this kind of traffic interference.

When the adware database link discovers the effects of detailed interference on some confidential records, those that need financial consideration of return-payments in nature, and wherein, exclusive website agenda had already been diverted to the other end without having to pay from the mother source, it’d be too late to reconstruct to normal settings. It is expensive to replenish and change to untarnished software. At times immune anti-virus is also out there, but anywhere it goes about entails some extra expense on part of the developer.

Spyware is software that support adware usage by PC espionage on different activities in a computer such as e-mail or chat logging, but could easily cause to detour web traffic that’s detrimental to e-commerce if abused or used without consent; therefore, by no means the deceiving technology in adverse adware usability.

A number of adware companies seem to feel bias about PC surveillance (spyware) for reason that, although, they had already disclosed specific data collections and transmissions on account of privacy security from their database link, it can’t totally control the chances of any outgoing data, where, and to whom it might be sent. Spyware technology has the capability to send not just the banner data from the mother PC, but could channel it to other interested parties that could even install-in to a new program.

The spyware technology is by far infused into the database without the owner’s awareness or consent, however, they come in as “drive-by downloads” or the user goes to click in options in “pop-up” windows, and immediately detoured to some other programs, either pornographic, or anything else without essence.

The adverse effect of adware is the fact that when it is installed in the computer and the user consents to include tracking features, it automatically becomes a “spyware” when used by another user who interacts with the “adware” outside any database link.


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The Difference of Anti-virus , Adware and Spyware

There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you ‘play’ with them!-Richard P. Feynman

Nowadays, a lot of anti-virus software also provides spyware and adware scanning and removal utilities. Some programs, however, are focused on located and deleting or destroying spyware and adware programs. Whether is an anti-virus software or a anti-spyware dedicated scanner, they both search your computer and identify any spyware and virus installed on your system.

They then remove it as well as their components located in the system registry among other places in your computer. It is therefore, good to regularly update your virus or spyware scanner to ensure that your computer is protected from the thousands of spyware and viruses in the internet. Never be fooled from ads that claim that their products only contain adware.
Adware, spyware and computer virus share some similarities, one of which is that all three are major nuisances for computer users. Let’s differentiate the three.

Adware, on the other hand, are more legitimate form of freeware. Similar to spyware, adwares are advertising materials which are packaged into a software or program and are installed automatically once that particular program or software is added into the computer system. Some forms of adware, on the other hand, download advertising contents as a particular application is being utilized. It is quite unfortunate that most of the adware programs take the form of spywares that is they track and report user information to program authors.

These adware maybe spyware in disguised and are just waiting to be deployed for them to gather your information. Learn to setup firewall systems and always block pop-up blockers to minimize computer infection and ensure the security of all your computer files.

Spyware is software that does not intentionally harm your computer. What they do is that they create pathways wherein someone else aside from the computer owner can communicate with the computer. Normally spywares record the various types of web sites you visit which are later used by web advertisers to allow them to send you unwanted emails and pop-ups.

This is why spyware are usually frowned upon and greatly avoided. They are more intrusive than adware. Spyware have their own separate executable programs which allow them to record your keystrokes, scan files on your hard disks and look at other applications that you use including but not limited to chat programs, cookies and Web browser settings.

The spyware then will send the information that it had gathered to the spyware author. The agent will then use this information for advertising and marketing purposes. They even sell the information to advertisers and other parties.

Some signs of spyware infections include pop-up ads that seem to be not related to the site you are viewing. More often than not, spyware pop-ups are advertisements about adult contents. Also if you notice your computer slowing down, there’s a big chance that spywares and its other components have found their way in your operating system. When the Windows desktop also takes a longer time to load, its best to scan your computer for possible spyware infections.

The most of these three are viruses, they were purely designed and created for one purpose alone: to wreck havoc to your computer. They destroy whatever they come in contact to and will initiate self replication and infect as many components of the computer’s operating system or network as possible.


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Do you need Adware and Spyware Blocker?

Let’s talk about doctors, I’ve seen a few, Cause I got a PC but it wasn’t from you
I built a legacy son, you could never stop it, Now excuse me while I turn Heaven a profit  – Steve Jobs/Nice Peter & EpicLLOYD

The question is  “Do you need Adware and Spyware Blocker?”

There is this one law school student whose thesis is about money laundering so oftentimes she would google the term to come up with a ready list of online references. This proved to be useful to her and the entire process of writing her paper. After several months of doing so, she was confronted with problems like being directed to a weird page totally not related to money laundering every time she types the same words.

At first she thought it was just a glitch in the internet system and then she rationalized that no it maybe a glitch in the search engine she is using but the persistent occurrence of such a thing made her think that someone bugged her. We all hate bugging people us but people we can fend of. What this law student is confronted with is a computer bug that she cannot fend off. In the first place she is not a technology savvy person and in the second place she never uses her laptop for any other things than academic research and actual writing of her papers.

The situation above is not an isolated case. There are many people who find themselves caught up in technology problems that are mind boggling but actually can be answered with two words and those two words are spyware and adware. The infamous term of spyware was first coined in the year 1995 but it was popularized in the year 2000. Spyware is a computer software innocently infiltrated in a personal computer to be able to access personal information of the user.

This is done by studying logging keystrokes, web browsing history and even scanning a user’s hard drive. Sounds like something we see only in James Bond movies but apparently we are wrong for anyone can be a victim of spyware. It is safe to use the word victim because no one wants to be monitored of all their online activities. Spyware can understandably be used to spy on criminals because such use is beneficial to society but how about the use of spyware to intercept credit card details and the like. There is simply no excuse for the lax of the use of spyware.

What ordinary people can do to protect themselves is to block spyware and all other software programs similar to it like adware and malware. This can easily be done by availing adware and spyware blocker programs online. The role of these blocking programs include to remove or disable existing spyware programs or to avoid the installation of these malicious software programs.

Spyware, adware, malware are not like virus or worms that self replicate but they can be just as hassle as their counterparts for whoever wants to be disrupted of their normal personal computer activities. One of the more popular hassles cause by these infectious software programs is the slowness of the computer which can really be annoying because when you are at work you tend to want to finish things quick not just because you are required but also because you want more done or you want to be able to go home early.

In some infections, spyware is not even evident as the bad guy so it can get away with its crime. It is best then to have a ready blocker to at least do something for preventing any infection to occur in the first place.


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Simple Idea to Reality in Minutes-FLUX All-in-One 3D Printer – UNLIMITED. ELEGANT. SIMPLE

The number of backers for this project has already reached 1,094. The total pledge goal for this project are only 100,000, as of today Nov 16, 2014 the fund has already reached to $664,974 (that was more than 600% from original pledged goal). The project will commence 35 days from now. (This project will be funded on Sun, Dec 21 2014 10:00 AM PST.)

3d 3 in 1 printer

Bring your imagination to life with FLUX’s 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser engraving and more modular functions. Are you nerd? Do you love science? or Are you a terrorist? How catchy is that statement to you, depending on your perspectives or your objectives. The developers objectives are simple read it below.

SIMPLE IDEA TO REALITY IN MINUTES

FLUX is not only just another gadget – it will change how you see the world. Imagine this: you want to prepare a special gift for your significant other. She adores chocolate – and elephants. If only you could give her a chocolate elephant.

With FLUX, you can! Simply choose an elephant model from the open source files or scan your own model, swap in the chocolate-printing module, and press print! Why settle for a generic gift when you can customize the perfect present every time?

Source: https://www.kick starter.com/projects/2117384013/flux-all-in-one-3d-printer-unlimited-elegant-simpl?ref=home_featured

Whats new at kickstarter.com Nov 2014- Z-Charge – Phone and tablet bedside storage with charging

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Z-charge wins “Best Technology” award at 2014 Ideal Home Show

These days, most people have a wide variety of USB devices. They are central to our everyday lives, yet we often lack a safe place to store or charge them. The developer brainstormed ways to combine both storage and charging and that’s when Z-charge was conceivedz charge.

Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/48955335/z-charge-phone-and-tablet-bedside-storage-with-cha


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3D Printing

3D printing was only a product of sci-fi movies it was only a theoretical subject but now it became  a reality.  Recently  3D printers have become cheaper to produce; several models are now available for sale, as well as the designs for products. Tech gurus predict 3D printers will be common in homes in coming years.
Watch the videos below to see how it works.


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What Windows 10 Looks and Feels Like

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In my own opinion, Windows 10 seems like another Windows 8 update. There isn’t that much new like when they jumped from Vista to Windows 7. Only the start menu is back and also ofcourse one remarkable addendum are in Windows 10 you can open up a command line shell and install VLC or Firefox or thousands of other installation packages by typing a single command.


Windows 10 System requirements
Basically, if your PC can run Windows 8.1, you’re good to go.

Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster

RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)

Free hard disk space: 16 GB

Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Source:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-faq#faq=tab1

Laser guns aren’t sci-fi tech they’re a reality.

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Laser guns aren’t sci-fi tech; they’re a reality.

The most recent demonstration of the 10-kilowatt, high-energy laser took place at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The laser was installed on a military vehicle, making it the first mobile, high-energy laser built and demonstrated by the U.S. Army, according to Boeing

Source:http://www. livescience.com/48379-how-laser-gun-works.html