InternetBe safer and enhance your internet skills with the following resources.
Internet Security - Keep your computer safe when accessing the internet. Specific instructions and links make security easier to understand and accomplish.
What is waiting to install when your computer shuts down? - Some installations require rebooting your computer to take effect. Windows will notify you at shutdown and give you the option of not installing them. But what if you don't remember installing anything and want to know what they are before completing the installation? Here are two resources for determining if they are Windows updates, but I haven't yet found a way to determine non-Microsoft updates:
I reccommend using online email (often called webmail) rather than downloading email to your computer. Webmail has the following advantages:
Yahoo offers free email with spam protection or pay a small yearly fee for ad free email. I have used Yahoo email for years and continue to reccommend them. Many internet providers use Yahoo for their email service. Other free email services are also available.
Browsers and Browser Addons
I reccommend Firefox for better functionality and better security than Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
See my article Fix Outdated Firefox Extensions in New Versions of Firefox for instructions for making some old extensions work after updating Firefox to a new version.
The Google Toolbar is available for Internet Explorer and is built into Chrome. It has many features to enhance your internet experience including: enhanced search, PageRank, Google Translate and much more.
The Google toolbar is no longer available or supported for Firefox, but if you already have it installed in Firefox it can be enabled by following the instructions at Fix Outdated Firefox Extensions in New Versions of Firefox.
Tools and Services
Camtasia - A popular video making software, especially useful for making a video of what you are doing on your computer.
Surfing the Web
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