Here are some Computer tips from David.
XP's default error handler automatically displays this dialog box whenever an application crashes. To disable this behavior for any application on an XP system, open the Control Panel, click on System icon and click on Properties. Select the Advanced tab and click on Error Reporting. On the Error Reporting dialog box, you can disable or enable error reporting for the entire OS or for individual applications. If you choose to disable error reporting, you can still configure XP to notify you of crucial errors, without displaying the regular error reporting dialog box.
HOW TO ADD RESTRICTED WEB SITES: This web page will show you how to add restricted web sites to your Internet Explorer. Adding these sites may reduce your chances of receiving ad ware or spy ware. Click here!
HOW TO COPY AND PASTE: I have added a new document. How to copy and paste. In this example I taught you to copy part of a Internet web page and paste it into a Word document. This procedure is the same if you wanted to copy and paste into an e-mail. NOTE: I have zipped the document because it is 1.5 meg in size. (very large for a dial up) Windows XP has a built in "un-zip". All other operating systems will have to down load Winzip. (or use another program to unzip the document). Click here to download the zip file.
HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS UPDATES: To get and install the newest Windows Update: click on START and click on the windows Update button above. If you do not see the Windows Update button, choose SETTINGS and then CONTROL PANEL. The Windows Update link should be on the left side. I recommend installing all critical patches to keep you running safe and secure.
Does your Win2K or XP "All Programs" menu bar have more then you can see? Would you like it to have multiple columns? Or would you like it to have only one column? right click on the Start button / click on Properties / On the Start Menu tab click on Customize / On the Advanced tab Uncheck or check 'Scroll programs' / click on Ok / Click on Apply / Click on Ok
What are "Cookies?". Click here to find out about "Cookies."
Before you forward that e-mail of useful tid bits of information go check here to find out if it's true! http://www.snopes.com/snopes.asp. This site is well known for dispelling or verifying well known myths.
Keep your anti virus up to date. New virus come out everyday. Stay protected! Make sure Auto-update is turned on. http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/download.html is the URL to manually update your Norton Anti-Virus.
Here is basic information on Organization of your Computer.
Have you ever received an error when you've tried to open an attachment? Microsoft Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook have a switch built into them which will stop certain attachments from being opened. While this switch can be turned on or off at the users whim, I suggest you leave it turned on. Attachments with the following extensions are just a few of the known ways virus's may be transmitted. EXE, PIF, DOC, SCR. Outlook 2003 does not have this switch!!!
Check and update your windows operating system at least once a month.
Scan disk and defrag your hard drives at least once a month.
Read the entire license agreement prior to installing any software. Most "free" software comes with hidden programs which may compromise your privacy. If in doubt, don't install.
Most on-line stores are safe. Always look for the gold key prior to entering any credit card information. The gold key indicates it's a secure site.
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