Thursday, September 29, 2011

Freecause Toolbar....don't install it! Here's why.....

For those of you who love to click on toolbar installations this is one to stay away from!
Here's the reason why:

An average computer user may not be aware about the evil doings of Freecause and their toolbar. It is a parasite software that installs BHO (Browser Helper Object) on a user's browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc).

The purpose of this type of parasitic software (Freecause Toolbar) is to over-write cookies to manipulate data. Freecause toolbar uses such dirty techniques to steal commissions in the name of charity and donations. They have stolen millions (may be billions) of dollars from other affiliate marketers with the use of BHO.

An average computer user may think that installing the freecause toolbar and shopping through them will help a cause. However, Freecause's main intention behind all this charity propaganda is to generate piles of money. They are giving a bad name to charity and donation money.

The main reason why they still exist is because of lack of information. Average computer user has no idea of their evil doing and people install their toolbar thinking that they are helping a cause while shopping through their toolbar. I love shoppers who are trying to help a cause while shopping. But I hate Freecause for all their wrong doing to earn money in the name of charity, donations and causes.

The only way to minimize this stealing is by spreading the good word and sharing information. If you wish to find out more about what they are doing, please refer to this link on freecause toolbar and companies associated with them.

Here is how to get rid of it completely...first uninstall the Toolbar...but you will notice the "search" engine "freecause" is still do this:

in Firefox:

1: Click on tools, add-ons, and click uninstall on the causes toolbar.
2: on the search box, there is a dropdown menu which says manage search engines, click that and remove causes,
3: you may also have to do this step: type about:config into your URL browser, click the I will be careful. Type in keyword.url and right click and reset it.

Done and Done...the BHO is now history......

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Get EBooks from your local library with Overdrive....

Download the Overdrive App from Android Market (if you are using Android OS) and then get an Adobe ID free from Adobe ID website and you will be setup to download free EBooks from your local library or whatever other library....have fun ....!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ubuntu--How to use Software Center

Very easy....just put what you are looking for in the search box...if it is available the software center will pull up the exact one you need for x86 or x64 bit system....

ie:  I wanted to use the Google Voice and Chat plugin for Firefox....rather than search for it and download the Debian file I put in Google-talkplugin in the search box...guess what ....there it was...install and away you go with video chat....
Gotta love Linux when you are picking up the broken Windows pieces.....

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sneak Peek at Windows 8 - Download it and give it a try

Tonight Microsoft has revealed a peak at Windows 8 slated for release sometime in 2012...
So if you want to preview it, download it and install it as a fresh install on some computer you
are not using....qualifications are on the download page....
Get it  HERE

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cool feature with Bing Homepage

As you know whenever you open Internet Explorer and Bing is your homepage a different photo is there....well, if you like the photo and want to have it as your desktop background simply right click on the photo and hit "set as background".....

today is Sept 11.....we remember those lost on that day

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Backup your Google Account....just in case.....

go to Google Takeout and sign in....with your Gmail credentials...

backup all your data and store it somewhere in case of a major fault ......

Monday, September 5, 2011

Password check......have you done it lately?

Should I Change My Password . com has been created to help the average person check if their password(s) may have been compromised and need to be changed.
This site uses a number of databases that have been released by hackers to the public. No passwords are stored in the database.

Check your passwords HERE

Thursday, September 1, 2011 browsing while you are on it!

I am a stickler for being as secure as possible while on the World Wide Web...just as it says it can be a Web to snare you....

In Facebook be sure you have your privacy settings up to par...there is one in particular that you need to edit and that is "secure browsing"

so go into your security settings in your profile and enable secure browsing--check the box that says use secure connection when possible....let's keep the snoopers out as much as we can from our info....