Take care when clicking on links to other sites

Two of the most recent postings, by Sunitasaloni, contain links to other sites. I do not know how much attention the forum moderators pay to these commercial links, but this is a well used method of infecting computers. Linking to an unknown site, just like opening an attachment to an e-mail from an unknown person, may expose your computer to viruses and worms which can destroy your hard drive, and through your e-mail list can infect your friends computers.

Be very careful about opening links to sites you are unsure of.

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  • edited May 2009
    thanks for sharing, sarem_chuuk

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  • edited May 2009
    Here is another cute add-on for Mozilla Firefox that you can use to view a link without clicking it.
    The Interclue extension is supposed to give you a preview of links in Firefox before you visit them.
    This is for folks who uses Fire, not sure about IE and the other popular browsers. You can install
    the add-on @www.interclue.com.

    "Unfortunately, the determination to monetize the add-on and keep its source code closed results in elaborations that make the basic idea less effective, and its constant pleas for donations make Interclue into nagware. As much as the usefulness of the basic utility, Interclue serves as an object lesson of the difficulties that the decision to go proprietary can take."

    http://www.linux.com/feature/155694


    note: its constant pleas for donations and to monetize while keeping its source code close makes you wonder if this the work of some run-off-the-mill Wanporon. Could be my brother Luhk...lol
  • edited May 2009
    You can install a free anti-virus program on your PC. Good place to download from is www.download.com
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