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Everyday you hear about new viruses infiltrating computer systems and wrecking havoc. However, it is not just viruses that you need to look out for. There is also spyware, adware, Trojans, hijackers, keyloggers and other malicious code. Each of these types of malware has its own mission, whether it is stealing your personal information, such as credit or bank card number, or damaging your PC.
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ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS features active protection. Also known as real-time blocking, this feature senses if something potentially malicious is trying to download to your computer and offers you options. As well, Anti-Virus PLUS blocks well-known malware websites. Combined with frequent, free database updates, all of this means that ParetoLogic is working hard to keep you protected.
Tip of the Month
Although those email and pop-ups might sound tempting, do not send any personal information, such as bank or credit card numbers, unless you know an offer is legitimate.
Q. Why should I be concerned about updating my device drivers?
A. Dear "Curious"
Device drivers are an important and underrated part of your computer system. They act as translators between your hardware, software and operating system. If you have out-of-date or corrupted drivers, your hardware, such as printers or scanners, can perform erratically or not all. As well, they can also make your PC unstable.
As well, likely improving your computer’s performance, updating your drivers can also have several other benefits. Companies often issue new drivers to fix bugs, new features or solve compatibility issues (such as drivers for Windows Vista).
A British Columbia principal went the extra mile to keep cell phones from disturbing classrooms at Port Hardy Secondary School. Acting upon the suggestion of a parent, he ordered a jammer online from China.
"On the first day, we thought the TELUS tower was down," Grade 12 student Destiny Herman was quoted as saying in a March 31 Globe and Mail story. "On the second day, we suspected the jammer. On the third day, we had the protest."
Herman and some other teens arranged a walkout after lunch to protest the jammer. They pointed out that the box with four antennae in the school library is actually illegal in Canada. It is banned by Sections 4 and 9 of Canada’s Radiocommunication Act. About 90 of the school's 343 students skipped class.
Principal Steve Gray said he was unaware the device was illegal. The day after the protest, it was unplugged. The device, for which the school board anted up $115 U.S. plus $50 for shipping, will remain in the school in case the rules change, Gray said.
In March, an effort by the RCMP and police forces across the country featured the arrest of 57 men allegedly involved in Internet child exploitation. The operation was developed by the National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre.
Project Salvo was the largest ever co-ordinated investigation into online child sexual abuse in Canada, according to a March 26 Canwest News Service article. The men arrested face more than 100 charges such as sexual assault, sexual interference and possession of, making, and distributing child pornography. More than 130 computers, dozens of hard drives, and many thousand storage devices and media were seized.
"This project is sending a clear message to offenders that they can’t hide behind their computers," Saanich (B.C.) police department detective Rob Warren was quoted as saying in the Canwest story. "It is also to let the public know we are taking the abuse of these children seriously and to let them know how to protect themselves."
The agencies involved had not yet had enough time to identify all the victims as of a March 26 Vancouver Sun article. An RCMP spokesperson said the victims typically range from babies to 17-year-olds.
Can religion and technology mix? The matter was recently debated worldwide as Italian Catholic bishops urged parishioners to give up high-tech conveniences for Lent, while some church goers considered abstaining from social networking sites such as Facebook.
"It is a small way to remember the importance of concrete and not virtual relationships," read a statement from the Modena diocese in Italy, which called for people to give up text messaging every Friday during Lent.
Meanwhile, other members of the Catholic Church were lauding the benefits of using technology for evangelism. The Vatican actually launched a YouTube channel in January. Father Jay Finelli, a pastor in Rhode Island, utilizes his own web site, a Facebook page with more than 1,000 friends, as well as podcasts in his ministry.
"This is the means. This is the way to reach these kids," he said in a March 12 article posted on The Rhode Island Catholic website. "Through my podcast I reach 1,500 to 2,000 people each week. That’s more than my parish. Through this, I've seen people return to the Church. I've seen people who are not Catholic come in to the Church."
Affiliate Summit West 2009
Earlier this year ParetoLogic was proud to be part of Affiliate Summit West 2009. At this prestigious event, the company launched its exciting "Sell Big, Win Mini" contest. Click here to learn more about this lucrative opportunity...
Pareto networks with the best
There were more than registered attendees at the Affiliate Summit West 2009, the premier conference for affiliate marketing. The event, held in Las Vegas, has seen an increase in registered participants and booths every year since its 2003 inception. In fact, a number of people had to be turned away because the Summit was sold out. The event gave ParetoLogic an opportunity to network with many of the top affiliates. Opportunities exist for many exciting partnerships to come out of the relationships made at the Affiliate Summit West 2009.
What awaits you online?
Malware Diaries gives you an inside look at what is going on in the world of spyware and malware and how to secure your computer and yourself from new and emerging threats.
Sound Advice - Open Mic with Malware Diaries' bloggers
Members of ParetoLogic's Spyware Analysis Team (S.W.A.T.) were guests of The Computer Information Show featured on C-FAX 1070 radio station. Our Computer Security specialists discussed malware, spyware and viruses with host Bill McCarter. Click to listen to the show's MP3 excerpts as the S.W.A.T. team gives advice and field questions from the listening audience...
Sound Advice - Speaking out on behalf of children and PGsurfer
ParetoLogic's Communications Director was a guest of The Computer Information Show featured on C-FAX 1070 radio station. Amanda and host Bill McCarter discussed Internet security and the safety benefits for families and children using the free PGsurfer software. Click to listen to the show's MP3 excerpts as our resident authority gives sound advice and fields question from the listening audience...
Does it all sound Greek to you?
Don’t worry! Each month we will explain a word or phrase connected to the computers. As well as giving you a better understanding of PCs, you will also be able to astound people with your newfound knowledge.
No, a computer registry does not mean picking out a new PC for the gift list for your wedding. The registry is an important part of your computer – without it your Windows operating system could not run. It contains information and settings for all of your software, hardware, users and preferences. As well, it keeps track of the relationships between memory space, hardware and addressing.
When you make changes to your computer – such as installing programs or altering Control Panel settings – it is recorded in the registry. Windows refers constantly to the registry during its operation. Over time the registry becomes cluttered with such things as items left behind by poorly uninstalled programs. This can cause instability. Cleaning your registry can help.
To learn about RegCure Registry Cleaner, please click on the link.
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Each month we give you a little insight into a member of Team Pareto. You get a chance to learn about the work and life of an important link in the ParetoLogic chain.
This month we have the pleasure of introducing you to Jamie-Lynn Johnson. Jamie-Lynn is ParetoLogic's Human Resources Administrator. The Vancouver Canucks fan is a key member of the HR team, whose work affects every Pareto employee. The talented Jamie-Lynn tackles various tasks for Team Pareto.
"On a daily basis you can find me working on the recruitment of our amazing people, keeping all our records up to date, and making sure everyone's information is into payroll to get paid!"
However, most of all, she enjoys building trusting relationships with employees.
Jamie-Lynn plays the question game:
One word to describe Pareto: Second Family (Ok, so it's two words)
Song you never tire of: "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
Last movie you watched: "WALL-E"
Last thing you read: "Cable bill"
Hiking, biking or yoga: Yoga
Where she plays
Jamie-Lynn enjoys reading a variety of Internet Hollywood gossip sites. When she is online Jamie-Lynn uses ParetoLogic Anti-Virus PLUS to keep her computer safe and her personal information secure.
Be sure to check out her Internet Security Tip of the Month on the sidebar to the left.