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Computer internet problem

Computer internet problem

Computer internet problem

Nowadays, it's common practise for web sites to deposit tracking cookies on to your computer !

Computer internet problem
03-03-2012
Many of our readers share their computer with someone else - a spouse or, another family member or, a friend or, work colleague and may not want to leave a record of their computing activity during a period of usage - one that can quite easily be viewed by the next person to use the computer.
For example, you may not want your wife to know that you have been on a web site to order some flowers or, book a table at her favourite restaurant to celebrate her birthday.
When you use your computer to do anything, you leave a trace or, a clue that someone else may be able to find and use to discover or, at least, work out what you were doing during a particular period of usage.
Secondly, nowadays, it's common practise for web sites to deposit tracking cookies on to your computer and, as you surf the internet, these cookies tell their owners which web sites you visited and what parts of the web sites you looked at.
So prevalent are these types of cookies that an add-on for the popular Firefox internet browser has just been released which, using a real-time graphical illustration of all the tracking cookies that are being deposited on your browser, shows you who is tracking your activity on the internet.
Regular readers of the Tic Top Tip column may recall that previously, we have recommended a free cleaning utility called Ccleaner which is available from www.piriform.com and is a good piece of software for cleaning off all the unnecessary files that an internet surfing session leaves behind on your computer.
The cleaning utility that we are recommending today (Xleaner - www.xleaner.com) is similar to Ccleaner, but includes a multitude of user-configurable options that, according to individual needs, can be used to configure it to do less or, more of a computer clean-up job.
Xleaner gives their users the ability to clean Windows files, system and registry, all the popular internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari), Microsoft Office applications and your computer's memory and hard disk drive and can also, be configured to automatically run Microsoft's Regclean which fixes Windows System Registry errors.
Some of the more detailed configurations are for advanced computer users and this means that novices should be careful when choosing or, configuring some of the available options and settings.
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May 11, 2012 - 01:12 pm
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I'd still find it offensive, a burden, and a total invasion of my privacy. Let's just call this what it is - it's spam. Ads are spam. ALL ADS ARE SPAM ! They are never content they are there to interrupt content. And why? To sell you inferior goods.
Superior goods sell themselves, and normal goods are bought with only minimal attention brought to them.
All ads do is interrupt and disturb an otherwise pleasant experience, be it television or, the internet, and _shout_ at you in a vain attempt to get you to waste your money on inferior, junk goods. That's all they ever are and that's all they ever do.
I wouldn't care how targeted the marketing was, ad's are ad's, spam is spam. It's still an interruption of the content that I actually want to see (and paid to see since I am a paying customer when it comes to my internet service), and on top of this it's now a complete invasion of my privacy too.
Does the whole world NEED to know exactly what sort of pizza I like and what toppings are on it down to the last detail ?
Does the whole world need to know what clothes I was wearing down to the shoelaces, when I last picked up a pizza order ? No they don't, sorry. Not for Spamming purposes.
I'm 44 years old and male old enough to remember that originally, cable, or subscription television was supposed to be mostly Ad-Free. What happened to that ? Greed, and a lack of restraint, that's what.
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