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Clean Out Your Computer Week

Posted: 25th Apr, 2005 By: MarkJ
ISP AOL UK has hired Kim and Aggie from Channel4's 'How Clean is Your House?' (TV) to help promote the importance of keeping home computers clean from Internet propagated spyware, viruses and junk e-mail:

The trigger for the campaign has been driven by the ISP's concern for the growing problems among its customers, following research that found 83 per cent of home Internet users fear their personal details falling into the wrong hands online.

The research also found that over three quarters are worried about the number of junk emails they receive. As a result AOL has come-up with a five point "To Do" list and it is using the TV rubber-gloved mopsters to front the campaign to give it some cleaning credence.

The five points are:

1. Make sure you use spam controls to reduce the number of junk emails you receive.

2. Use firewall protection, which acts as a protective barrier between your computer and bad things on the Internet.

3. Take advantage of anti-virus software that scans your emails, attachments, downloads and files to help guard against viruses, Trojans and other invaders.

4. Use anti-spyware tools to help speed up your computer and protect your privacy.

5. Avoid online scams by thinking before you click on any links and never giving out your personal details to unknown sources online.


We may not have ever seen the TV show that Kim and Aggie hail from, but anything that helps to promote a more secure Internet session is most welcome. More @ Web-User.
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