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Internet Privacy and Security:
Concerned about you privacy when surfing on the internet, your ISP provider selling
off all the information they collect about your connections. If not you should be.
One way to help with your privacy, security, and safety on the internet is to use a
VPN or Virtual Private Network A VPN or Virtual
Private Network is a method used to add security and privacy to private and public
networks, like WiFi Hotspots and the Internet. VPNs are most often used by
corporations to protect sensitive data. However, using a personal VPN is
increasingly becoming more popular as more interactions that were previously
face-to-face transition to the Internet. Privacy is increased with a VPN because
the user's initial IP address is replaced with one from the VPN provider. This
method allows subscribers to attain an IP address from any gateway city the VPN
service provides. For instance, you may live in San Francisco, but with a VPN, you
can appear to live in Amsterdam, New York, or any number of gateway
cities. service when surfing the internet. There are both free and ones
you can purchase. Both of these types require you to install more software on the
pc. Also most free ones have a limit on the data you can pass thru them.
There is an exception that I have been using when using my laptop and tablet pc
away from my home network at any hotspot wifi connection in a hotel, airport,
coffee shop, etc. and that is to use a web browser with a builtin or addon VPN.
NOTE: Also be sure the Windows Firewall is turned on if away from your home
There are addon extension VPN's for both the Chrome and Firefox browsers.
These addons require you to download the addon and then create an account and login
to use them. I use the addon from HOXX for both of these browsers. The current OPERA browser has a free built in VPN.
No addon to down load and install but turned off by
default but are very easy to enable. Also you do not have to create an account or
login to use.
NOTE: All browser addon VPN's are only active when you are using the browser
to connect to any website. If you use a client email program such as Thunderbird or
other to connect to your email without using a browser, these browser VPN's will
NOT be active and give you any protection.
Some questions I get from customers:
One of the main problems I hear from customers is: my
computer is so slow I can't get anything done. Can you help me. About 90% of
the time the answer to this is YES. The other times the PC has just outlived
it's life and will need to be replaced.
A few of the many causes of this problem are: computer
virus, malware (spyware) programs that were installed when another program was
being installed, registry problems, dirt and dust buildup inside the pc causing it
to overheat, not enough memory, plus others . All of these problems I am
able to help you with. I can also help you with the security of your pc.
Another question I hear often is: I want to discard or
give away my old computer but am concern about the data that might still be
on the hard drive. Should I be! YES, even through you
have deleted the files, formatted the disk, or the computer will not boot up
because of problems, the data is still physical on the hard drive and can be
retrieved with generally available software. Before you donate or give away that
pc, I can rewrite the entire drive with a random pattern of data (even if the
computer will not boot up) which will overwrite any previous files and data on the
drive or I can remove and physically destroy the hard drive.
Another area I am often ask about is: my small business
needs a website , can you help me here. Again the answer to this is
YES. Every Business, no mater how small, needs a Web presence. You can
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