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Pareto's Perks

Where did it go? Did I really delete it? Your hands start to shake. Your mind races. How do I get it back? Can I get the family back together for that photo? How quickly can I redo that project?

Deleting files is no fun at all. However, Data Recovery Pro can help alleviate many of your concerns.

The powerful programs thoroughly scan your drives for files that can be recovered. Then the easy-to-use software lets you select and even preview many files before recovering them to a selected destination.

ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro can retrieve a wide range of deleted files. These include encrypted, compressed or recycles files. The programs even include a feature that allows you to search for missing text within a file. This can be a valuable time saver. It also has the ability to retrieve missing files from many peripheral storage devices.

Going even a step further, ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro can recover deleted emails and email attachments. It is very easy to click the wrong file and delete important emails. As well as giving you peace of mind about your messages, ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro can recover partial files due to bad sector and files on freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

Please click on the links to learn more about ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro. To find out more about ParetoLogic's other great products, click here »

 

Internet Security

Tip of the Month

To secure your online banking, you should always type the bank website address and never click the link provided from email.

 

Questions & Answers

Q. My RegCure Registry Cleaner is running so slow! It also freezes at times? What's going on?

Signed: "Frustrated"

A. Dear "Frustrated"
Scanners for anti-virus programs can affect the speed of registry cleaning software, such as RegCure. We have found that if you disable the resident/real time/auto-protect scanner it will allow RegCure to work better. After the scan you can then enable the anti-virus program again.

If you have tried this and it is still slow, please contact our great Customer Care and Support team at support@regcure.com. Please describe the problem in detail and let us know the name and version of your anti-virus software.

ParetoLogic would love to hear from you! Please submit your questions or comments to: newsletter@paretologic.com

*Please note: Due to available space, questions may not appear exactly as originally written.

 

Top Story
Internet addicts sent to boot camp

Internet addicts sent to boot camp

A young man climbs a pole while a drill instructor yells at him. Army bootcamp? No. A scene out of a movie? Nope. Your fate if you are an Internet addict? Maybe!

In the summer of 2007, the South Korean government established Jump Up Internet Rescue School. The camp, the first of its kind in Korea and possibly the world, mixes military-style training with group therapy sessions in an effort to break people's Internet addictions, according to a Nov. 18, 2007 New York Times article.

"Korea has been most aggressive in embracing the Internet," Koh Young-sam, head of South Korea's Internet Addiction Counseling Center, was quoted as saying. "Now we have to lead in dealing with its consequences."

Ninety percent of South Korean homes have cheap, high-speed Internet access. Internet cafes, known as PC bangs, are plentiful and packed with gamers. According to a three-year, government-financed study conducted at Seoul's Hanyang University, up to 30 per cent of South Koreans under 18 (about 2.4 million people) are at risk of Internet addiction. Of that number, according to the Times article, up to a quarter million display signs of actual addiction, including not being able to stop themselves from logging on or withdrawal symptoms when they can't use a computer.

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U R dumped

People all over the world are turning to text messages and instant messaging when they need to end their romantic relationships. In the United Kingdom, 15 per cent of those people surveyed said they have been dumped by text or email. A North American poll, conducted by the Associated Press and AOL, showed 12 per cent of teenagers who use instant messaging have employed it to say "we're done."

"Most of us send emails and texts every day, so it comes as no surprise they are now being used to ditch someone - however distasteful this is," Rick Barnes, of moneysupermarket.com, which conducted the UK survey, was quoted as saying in a Dec. 14 article in the Globe and Mail.

According to the UK poll, 2,194 people were surveyed. One per cent said they would use a social networking site to end a relationship. Barnes wonders if this will increase with MySpace and Facebook becoming so popular.

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Voters to decide between "heroic nudity" and "space aliens"

Should computer images of the body be displayed complete with genitalia? That is the question a United Kingdom health website is putting out to the general public.

NHS Choices, which is owned by the British Department of Health, will be publishing new body maps in January. The site, which seeks to educate users on health issues, allows people to peel away layers of the body to learn about how it works as well as diseases and treatments. NHS Choices is asking whether the new maps should be anatomically correct or the genitals should be masked.

The website states the traditional approach, since the time of the Greeks, was to depict the body in a state of "heroic nudity." However, the site states that thinking has changed over time and many body maps on health websites today are masked or pixilated.

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ParetoLogic will be a proud sponsor at the Virus Bullentin’s 2008 conference in Ottawa, Canada.
ParetoLogic will be a proud sponsor at the Virus Bullentin’s 2008 conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Serious about viruses

Earlier this year ParetoLogic released its Anti-Virus PLUS software. This fall ParetoLogic will be a proud sponsor at the Virus Bullentin’s 2008 conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Industry leaders meet – watch out viruses!

The conference brings together many leaders and experts in the industry and is known by many as the anti-malware event of the year. It is an opportunity for the sharing of research, discussion of methods and the setting of new standards. Catering to both technical and corporate audiences, the conference features a variety of anti-malreward and spam-related topics.

Virus Bulletin Ottawa 2008 »

Geek Speak
Geek Speak

Does it all sound Greek to you?

Don't worry! Each month we will explain a word or phrase connected to the Internet. As well as giving you a better understanding of the Internet, you will also be able to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.

Browser Help Object (BHO)

This common form of spyware takes control of your browser settings and can change your home page, search page, error page and favourites/bookmarks. The general concept behind these hijackers is, of course, to direct you to particular websites. CoolWebSearch (CWS) was one of the first browser hijackers. It redirected existing home pages to its own search engine, of which all the results were sponsored links. Now the term CoolWebSearch is used to refer to any browser hijacker.

Community Forum

"I don't know if anyone will see this, But I had 208 pictures on my phone that I had lost in trying to load onto my computer. The last three months of my childrens life was on that memory stick. I tried everything. Then I formatted the memory stick so I could put it back in my phone. Then I tried your program and I am still smiling three days later that your program worked. So Thank you very very much, for your program. It was worth every penny for me."

Jodi Vitti

"Thank you for PGsurfer. I haven't spent much money with you but rest assured I will! After getting to know PGSurfer every family should have it, a very powerful tool!"

Kenneth T.

Click here for more information on ParetoLogic Data Recovery Pro, ParetoLogic PGsurfer or ParetoLogic's other fine products for Internet security and PC optimization.

Team Player
Team Player

Here is your opportunity to get to know a member of Team Pareto!

Each month we feature a different member of the ParetoLogic team. As well as telling you about their role in helping make your PC safer, we provide a little insight into the away from work lives of our team members.

Team Player - Mandy Chan, a fan of Dallas Mavericks


This month the ParetoLogic newsletter is featuring Mandy Chan. Originally from Hong Kong, Mandy has worked at ParetoLogic since late 2005. As a senior software developer she is a key member of the great team that creates ParetoLogic's sophisticated and powerful programs.

"I am given the opportunity to work on the most innovative software development projects with talented teammates," the Dallas Mavericks fan said when asked about what she likes best about her career.


How she plays

Current favourite song: Pachelbel's Canon In D Major
Current favourite book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Current favourite movie: Infernal Affairs, My Neighbor Totoro

Where she plays

Favourite websites:
http://www.websudoku.com

To Keep her PC safe and protect her confidential information, Mandy uses ParetoLogic Anti-Spyware, ParetoLogic Privacy Controls.

Be sure to check out Mandy's Internet Security Tip of the Month » for Internet security in the sidebar to the left.

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