Common Types of Electronic Infections

When you listen to the news, you hear about many different forms of electronic infection. The most common are:

Virus: A virus is a small piece of software that piggybacks on real programs. For example, a virus might attach itself to a program such as a spreadsheet program.

Top 5 Most Destructive Computer Viruses

Computer viruses have come a long way from the early days of personal computers, when teenage hackers competed for bragging rights, creating malware designed for mischief or random mayhem. Now, the hackers have gone professional, and their ambitions have grown; rather than amateurs working out of their parents' basement, malware creators are often part of an underworld criminal gang, or working directly for a foreign government or intelligence agency.

How to Detect a Phishing E-mail

Around 500 million phishing emails are sent per day and they are effective. Every 60 seconds, 250 computers are hacked. These breaches cost companies $388 billion a year in stolen business secrets and intellectual property.
What is Phishing?
Phishers typically create fake emails that appear to come from someone you trust, such as a bank, credit card company, or a popular website.

A Shiny New Gadget

Samsung Galaxy Camera
Review By: George Staver
I am that father who wants to try to capture every moment of his son’s active life as possible. My son just started playing Pee Wee Football so I decided it was time to upgrade my still camera and camcorder.

Computer User Alert!

If you spend a lot of time online, share music files or photos with other users, or if you download shareware or other Internet “freebies”, chances are your computer is infected with spyware.

Spyware is Internet jargon for hidden, undetected programs advertisers install on your PC to gather and report information about you and your online activities to a remote person.

9 Warning Signs Your Computer is Infected with Spyware

Spyware is Internet jargon for hidden programs that advertisers install on your PC without your permission to spy on you, gather information, and report this information about you and your online activities to a third party.

Spyware is NOT harmless; it can be responsible for delivering a boatload of spam, altering your web browser, slowing down your PC, and serving up a bounty of pop-up ads.

Is Anything in Life REALLY Free?

Warning: If You’ve Downloaded Free Software From The Internet, Your Computer May Be At Risk For Viruses, Hackers, and Spyware!
We’ve all heard the saying that the best things in life are free, but I’m not sure they were referring to software.

Freeware (free software, not to be confused with open source software) such as the AVG anti-virus free edition, Spybot, and Ad-Aware are all programs you can download to your PC for the ultimate discount: free.

How to Choose the Best Web Browser

Nearly everyone with a computer uses a Web browser to access the Internet, but few give consideration to the browser they use. Most browsers have the same core features, but each adds a few of its own and puts emphasis on different parts of the browsing experience.

14 Things Most Successful Leaders Do Automatically Every Day

Generally speaking, leaders develop a behavior they tend to repeat without even realizing it. Since they have to make important decisions with a serious impact on their companies and employees, it’s obvious they need something to rely on. In most cases, the experience they’ve gathered during the situations they have dealt with will help them do their job successfully.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Everyone likes to save time, so why not save time while at work? Here is a list of 13 Windows Keyboard Shortcuts that will help save you time!

1) Windows Key + 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

Will launch each program in your taskbar respectively

2) Control + Escape Key

Open up the Start Menu

3) Alt Key + Tab Key

Switch Between Open Programs

4) Control Key + “C” Key

Copy selected item

5) Control Key + “X” Key

Cut the selected item

6) Control Key + “V” Key


7) Control Key + “Z” Key


8) Control Key + “T” Key

Open up a new tab

9) Control Key + “W” Key

Close a tab

10)  Alt Key + F4

Closes the Current Window

11)  F5

Refreshes your Internet page

12)  Control Key + “A” Key

Selects all items in a window

13)  Windows Logo Key + “M” Key

Minimizes everything that is open