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Computer Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse

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There are several types of computer viruses that Internet users need to be aware of.  Computer viruses, worms and Trojan Horses are all malicious programs that can cause damage to your computer, but there are differences among the three, and knowing those differences can help you to better protect your computer from their often-damaging effects.

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Private Browsing: Not enough to protect all your Internet activity

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Most modern browsers have a private or incognito mode. “InPrivate Browsing” in Internet Explorer, “Incognito mode” in Chrome, and “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari all strive to do the same two things: make it impossible for users of the same computer to figure out which sites the browser has been used to visit, and make it impossible for sites to know whether or not a particular user has previously visited them.

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Flash Cookies and Consumers Privacy

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A recent study called “Flash Cookies and Privacy” reports that, now days growing the number of consumers who are taking legal action against company that track computer users’ activity on the Internet. At issue is a little-known piece of computer code placed on hard drives by the Flash program from Adobe when users watch videos on popular Web sites like YouTube.

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