Testing your Anti-Virus Program
Do you ever wonder if your Antivirus program is really running?
Have you wondered what your antivirus program does when it encounters a virus?
This test virus was developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research (EICAR) to provide a safe and easy way to test your anti-virus program. It is supported by most leading vendors, such as IBM, McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec/Norton.
Download eicar.com to test your anti-virus software
Also Download eicar.zip to see if your anti-virus software detects viruses that are compressed (like in those fake e-mails).
Download eicar2.zip to test your anti-virus program's ability to detect double-zipped viruses.
Before Google there were few search engines that stood above its peers. Alta Vista was one such.
In 1995 it was a forerunner in websearch technology. It was one of the first search engines to offer online translations through its Babelfish.
Since the rise of Google, the once mighty search engine has become nearly forgotten. With the advent of Google, many users were lured away and AltaVista declined. By 2001 Google overtook AltaVisa in number of searches. Some believe its troubles started 1998 when AltaVista went through a long line of owners, each changing the product little. In 2003 MSN was competing for the acquisition of AltaVista against Overture. Overture won its bid, but in turn was acquired by Yahoo!
Now, Yahoo! has decided (again) to put an end to the Internet legend once and for all. It has announced that starting July 8, 2013, AltvaVista.com will just recommend searchers to use Yahoo! instead.
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Instagram - Stealing your stuff!
The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports:
The article goes on to explain in more detail that things you consider private, could end up being used commercially. Even if you close your account, your picture, or pictures that you post could still be circulated in advertisements or other online/offline content.
Currently users of the service are voicing their concerns and the company may reconsider the language of the new terms of agreement.
Beware of Computer Scams
Starpoint Communications, Inc has now been contacted by several of our clients who have recently received calls regarding computer viruses.
The caller claims to work for a computer company and expresses concerns about a rampant computer virus spreading into your area. To make their story more convincing they will "verify" your residential or business address.