Friday, June 27, 2008

Getting spyware-free RealPlayer through the BBC

An anonymous reader sez, "The BBC made a unique deal with Real Networks which disposes of their spyware tactics. Basically, if a user clicks on a link to download Real Player from a BBC website, the referrer script sends them to a page where they can download an expiry-free, spyware-free and nuicance-free version of the player. It's because the BBC have such a stringent public service remit, that it was offensive to charge people a license fee for BBC content, then make them pay all over again for the facility to view/listen to it."
Link-Download Real Player from BBC

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What is Web Hosting ?

A web hosting company will offer clients access to a server that will provide the clients’ content to individuals on the World Wide Web after they make a URL or domain name request. To view pages on the web, you must have a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator to request the web page from the server after you have purchased internet access. Hosting companies require that you buy your URL or domain name first before you purchase hosting services. Choosing a perfect web hosting provider needs lot of things to be considered. Though price and affordability is what many people look after, but the search for a proper web hosting provider never ends with money. Most hosting companies have a package that will allow you to buy the domain name and hosting at the same time. For cheap domain Name registration in india,Cheap linux web hosting or cheap windows web hosting in India I recommend you servers of are really fast & reliable.

Monday, June 2, 2008

What is spyware? how to prevent it?

Spyware is computer software that collects personal information about users without their informed consent. The term Spyware, which was coined in 1995 but wasn't widely used for another five years, is often used interchangeably with adware and malware.

Spyware is a tracking software that will get into ur computer through malicious sites or when ur downloading something or thorugh some banners, some of the get execute themselves and some need permission to install.
The work of spyware is to send ur information, id, password, credit card number, ur private information, i.e to stastical data back to particular site or banner advertisers , through this information they can hack ur account or as u know can use ur credit card , etc ...mind it, it is not antivirus :) .. thats why its better to keep away from wire transfers
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