Month: March 2009

Don’t be Confickers Fool on April 1st

Make sure you check your PC for the Conficker C worm and remove it before April 1st. If your PC is infected by the Conficker C worm, April 1st is thought to be the day it is going to go off and do unknown mischief. What this may be is anyone’s guess but the worm has the capability of running any code on infected computers. Rather than an attempt to bring down the internet, as some are predicting, the most likely explanation seems to be that its purpose is to distribute spam or other malware. Vista machines and other Windows operating systems that have installed all their updates are thought to be safe from the worm. Not totally convinced of this myself I did a check of my machine using a tool McAfee is providing free of charge – W32/Conficker Stinger v10.0.1.537. Do not despair if your machine proves to be infected as various removal utilities are available, for example BDTools has removal tools for single PC’s and networks. After looking for information on Conficker and being bogged down with technical detail Colin, of Free PC Security, came to my rescue with easy to understand details and instructions in his post Conficker C – D day is coming. Thanks Colin, I should remember to visit you first when looking for such...

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Best Thunderbird Addins To Save Time

Image: by mybloodyself My previous post on Thunderbird covered methods to organize and keep up with your emails. This post will show you extra techniques to use, to speed up the process further, by using a small selection of Thunderbird addins. QuickFolders (Folder Tabs) This is a real time saver for storing your emails if you have a lot of Thunderbird folders. Dragging your most used folders to the QuickFolders toolbar creates shortcut tabs to them. When you want to move emails to these folders, instead of having to search among the sidebar folder tree, you now just drag an email to the folder tab you wish to store it in. Tag Toolbar This extension displays your tags as tabs on a toolbar. Tag or untag an email quickly by clicking on the relevant tab..You can also filter the tags to be displayed by categorizing tags. For example you could add a ‘work’ category and choose to display only the tags you have categorized as work in the toolbar. Quick Text To save time you time if you send out a lot of emails containing the same text, Quicktext allows you to create templates for insertion into your mail. Creating multiple signatures is also possible. Integrating other Email Accounts It is not easy to get by without a Gmail account, because of all the Google applications that demand...

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