New free web surfing defensive tool is the slickest way to alert you to harmful web sites
containing spyware -adware -spam bundled or drive-by programs. Install www.siteadvisor.com today
and let it open your eyes before your system gets hijacked! This one works with the Google
toolbar and others highlighting search engine listings that are designed to dupe you into
the Adwhore clutches
A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me if I had come
across any new software that merited a review for Newsflash readers. By coincidence, I had
just installed two new products that fit the bill. Although the two programs are totally
unrelated in purpose and function, I decided to review both based on the fact they are
both new, free, and probably the best there is for what they do.
About 6 months or so ago, I wrote a CNET article concerning
the dangers of Trojan Horse programs such as NetBus and Back Orifice. These types of
programs, once they find their way onto a Windows based computer, give outside parties
absolute, total, God-like access and control over that machine...it could be yours!
What follows below is a set of recommended steps for installing
anti-spyware protection for your PC. If your PC is already infested with spyware or
adware, see the instructions for getting help
included later on this page.
The recent outbreak of Distributed Denial Of Service (DDoS)
attacks on some major sites - and the fact our own internal network started to display
some unusual activity prompted me to revisit this subject. After completing a full virus
scan (using the 'All Files' setting) - I discovered several Trojan Horse programs on our
SOHO network that were not detected by the "Scan Program Files Only" settings of
the very latest virus detection program we use.
The problem is well known. As soon as a current Trojan Horse is profiled by the various
protection programs, the lovely folks who write such Trojan Horses modify them to be
undetectable again until the next protection update is released. What's a poor Internet
user to do?
Picasa is software that helps you instantly find, edit and share all the pictures
on your PC. Every time you open Picasa, it automatically locates all your pictures (even
ones you forgot you had) and sorts them into visual albums organized by date with folder
names you know. You can drag and drop to arrange your albums and make labels to create new
groups. Picasa makes sure your pictures are always organized. I personally used this photo
image enhancer and visual cataloging program with immediate results.
Picasa also makes advanced editing simple by putting one-click fixes and
powerful effects at your fingertips. And Picasa makes it a snap to share your pictures
you can email, print at home, make gift CDs, instantly share via Hello, and
even put pictures on your own blog.
What are those pesky
Parasite is a shorthand term for
unsolicited commercial software that is, an Adwarez program that
gets installed on your computer which you never asked for, and which does something you
probably dont want it to, for someone elses profit. Adware/Spyware or Malware
is a huge problem not covered by anti-virus programs. The parasite problem has grown
enormously recently, and many millions of computers are affected. I like the terms
parasiteware or Scumware over Adware any day. Be sure to read this complete section
and take the steps to download my recommended detection and removal software. Recommended
... LavaSoft Ad-Aware6.0 or download Spybot S&D at http://ejrs.com/spybot/ with these
nasties out there in mass ...get and use all three EcomCity recomendations. Also
run Trend Micro's "HouseCall" online
virus scan as many of the spyware/adware perps have now bundled real computer backdoor
trojan horse viruses with their system destroying adware. These virus bundles often block
Norton and popular Adware removal tools from working or getting updates ...as their first
Because the never ending war against Spyware and those damn popup BHO
Adware programs are escalating to new heights, SpywareInfo and XBlock have joined forces to achieve the most effective malware
detection and removal script. Check out www.parasiteware.com for more information. Also run Trend Micro's "HouseCall" online
virus scan as many of the spyware/adware perps have now bundled real
computer backdoor trojan horse viruses with their system destroying adware. These virus
bundles often block Norton and popular Adware removal tools from working or getting
updates ...as their first infestation step!
Newly added is the EcomCity's Muscle Car Classics, a site
dedicated to showcasing vintage American Muscle cars and
collectable vintage automobiles. We cater to collectable muscle car collectors seeking to
buy or sell their high performance or high performance classic vehicles via classified
Ads. By using the very best auction tools to entice bidding on sites like eBay Motors or
Cars.com you can expand your chances over or free classified ad services. We also act a
the resource for maintaining and restoring classic cars to original condition, with links
to speciality auto parts and vintage car care sites. Enjoy your visit here as we expand
our pages to showcase the greatest era in automotive history. Links on this site take you
to examples and facts on each type of Muscle car by listed by manufacturer type.
EcomCity's webmaster recommends this classic car site for kicking off the 2006 car cruises
and auto shows, that inspire those who remember the Muscle Car era. This is a fun section
for showcasing cars that fulfill the "need for speed" Car restoration and
performance car parts merchants are listed there.