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ALERT: 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

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 ... http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html - 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 recommendations. Nifty Online spyware/Adware detector and removal too for placing a link to on your sites is.... http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html ...try it for free and you will be amazed!

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!

AVG 7.0 [freeware - this is the one I use!]
Very light on Resources, frequent updates ...
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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?

Find and enjoy the pictures on your computer in seconds....A free software download from Google.

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.

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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 computer parasites?

The Spyware Bug can bite you anywhere while online.‘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 don’t want it to, for someone else’s 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 infestation step!

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 andVintage Z28 Camero tricked out for classic car cruises and drag racing 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.

The mustang started the trend to high performance pony cars. 1967 classic corvette The 1969 Datona Dodge with Hemi engine
Get-in2... Classic Muscle cars ... click here for this new section.

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