first computer spot with Tony for the year and we looked at using social
media to find a job.
With the economic downturn, it's more important than ever
to use every tool you can when looking for a job or searching for a suitable
We also covered Facebook
turning 5, the new Australian Internet for
Dummies and the
computer Trojan targeting ANZ Bank customers.
As usual, we had a full board of callers questions included asking
why satellite Internet is so expensive, hiding tmp files and the curse
of fake virus scanners.
Fake anti spyware
One of the big problems facing computer users at the moment are the
fake virus and malware detectors popping up on computers. We had questions
from Greg, Wally and Bruce about them.
All of these are fake and are designed simply to con people. They rarely,
if ever, detect viruses.
If you have been fooled into installing one of these, we'd suggest
following our instructions on Removing
a Trojan that we've posted on our IT Queries webpage.
Why is satellite so expensive?
Peter asked why his satellite connection was so pricey. The reason
is the amount of data that can be pushed through a satellite is tiny
compared to what the telephone, cable and mobile data networks can handle.
So it costs more to buy it.
This is why we recommend satellite only when there is no other option
available. We discuss those options on our choosing
an Internet provider page.
Hiding hidden files and folders
Don keeps finding .tmp folders in his document folder and wondered
what they were.
This is a problem
we covered many years ago and they are harmless. You can hide them
by following our instructions
on IT Queries.
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