How to Avoid Spam

Text Box: to them compared to a laptop computer. The problem is that with so many components that can be upgraded, the costs of upgrades can quickly outpace the cost of replacement. Here are some of the items that can be upgraded, their relative cost and ease of installation.
The memory inside of a desktop PC is the easiest and most cost effective upgrade that can be made. The more memory that a PC has, the more data it can process without having to use slow virtual memory. Most desktop systems shipped with the Text Box: The average desktop PC has a functional lifespan of roughly two to five years. The length of the lifespan greatly depends upon the type of system purchased, advances in hardware components and changes in the software that we run. Over time, users will tend to notice that their systems just aren't as fast as they used to be, they don't have enough space to store their files or don't meet the requirements for the latest software. When this happens, users have the option of either upgrading or replacing their PCs.
To determine which path might be better for your computer Text Box: system, it is best to look at a cost comparison of what you will get out of each of the two options. My rule of thumb is that upgrades should typically be done if the costs of the upgrades will be roughly half of the cost of getting a new system.
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In today’s world we are all dependent on email and not only are we spending considerable time reading them but you could have also got exorbitant amounts of spam. In addition to being annoying, these e-mails can introduce viruses and spyware into your computer.  Here is a look at some of the best ways to avoid spam.
1 Look for warning signs
There are three simple ways to try to tell if an e-mail program is spam. •Look at the “person’s” name. When looking at your mail, look closely at the person or robot’s “name”. Most spam is named with a first name and a last name Text Box: (examples: Morgan Freeman, Taylor McJessie). Do you recognize the name? If not, it is probably spam. Remember that most message users use nicknames.
•Look at the time that the e-mail was sent. Most spam is sent between 12-4 a.m.
•Look at the subject line. Most spam will contain a small sentence like “Hey, I’m Victoria, wanna date,” and include a link to a webpage. At the end of the link, there will be a mix of random letters. Do not click the link.
2 Stop posting your e-mail address on a forums, websites and petitions
It is estimated that 95% of all junk e-mail is caused by a person publicly disclosing his or her e-mail address. There are many robots and scripts that automatically scan websites for e-mail addresses. Also, sometimes humans actually grab e-mails off websites to use them




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