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• Spam & Viruses

The Daily Journal currently uses a firewall and other software to prevent spam and some viruses from getting to our users. However, we are not able to stop everything that comes to you through the internet. Below you will find updated infromation on Virus alerts and free downloads to help protect your computer. We do not support the free downloads so please use these programs at your own risk.

 

If you feel that you are receiving too much spam you can contact technical support at (815) 937-3332 and ask that your spam filter be increased on your account. After doing so if you feel that you are not receiving all your emails you will need to give us another call and let us know the email addresses that you need to receive email from or ask that we decrease your spam filter settings.


American consumers spent at least $7.8 billion for computer repairs, parts and replacements over the past two years, according to the 2006 Consumer Reports State of the Net, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Consumer Reports, September 2006

 

Your odds of becoming a cybervictim are about 1 in 3. Consumer Reports, September 2006

 

In a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 households with Internet access, 29 percent said a virus, spyware or phishing scam caused serious computer problems and/or financial losses in the past two years. Consumer Reports, September 2006

 

Twenty percent of households surveyed for the 2006 Consumer Reports State of the Net, didn’t have anti-virus software installed. Thirty-five percent didn’t use software to block or remove spyware. And consumers in roughly 795,000 households continued to buy products advertised through spam. Consumers Reports, September 2006

 

Fifty-nine percent of Windows users reported a virus infection during the past two years or a spyware infection in the past six months. Consumer Reports, September 2006

 

Computer security threats, including viruses, worms and Trojan horses were up 48% in 2005 from the previous year. Sophos, January 2006

 

Portect yourself!!

 


Free Personal Use Anti-Virus Software

Free Personal Use Spy/Ad ware Removal Tools

 

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