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What are these 'cookies' and why should I not eat them?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser by some
A cookie can be used to remember your login name and password and save you having to login again on your next visit, just do not do this if someone else has access to your computer.
If you use Internet Explorer you can examine your cookies, they are to be found at c:\windows\cookies for other browsers try searching your disk for files named cookie*.*
If you want to be notified when a website is trying to set a cookie you can change the security settings in your browser to prompt before accepting cookies.
While we are on the subject of privacy, anyone sitting at your pc can
see what websites you have recently visited: In internet explorer: View
- Explorer Bar - History Click on 'last week' to see what websites were
visited during the last week. If there is nothing there, someone has
been covering their tracks by (again in internet exprorer): Tools -
Internet Options - General - Clear History
If you have set 'remember passwords' that person may also have access to your bank account!
Just a reminder - the best way to protect against the damage that viruses can do is to Do Regular Backups
As well as allowing you to recover after a virus attack, it will also get you up and running after any other unforseen accidental data loss.
how do you do it?
If you can afford it, buy yourself a tape drive and backup software. Make sure that the capacity of the tape is greater than that of your hard drive, also when working out your required tape capacity allow for any hard disk upgrades you may be thinking of.
Any backup system that is not automated and does not allow a one click full backup will probably sooner or later let you down. But, if funds are limited, any backup system is better than none: Make a checklist of your most important documents and files and at least back these up regularly.
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