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SPYWARE & Computer Security:
Never heard of "spyware"? Check this out: SPYWAREINFO.COM (don't try Spy Sweeper... it's junk)

Some Unusual Adware/Spyware & Browser Hijackers

Name Type Removal
Incredifind Hijacker Website

           OR..... Try searching for Incredifind Files & Folders on your harddrive, then manually delete them.

EAnthology Program Download the Uninstaller
WildTangent Program Website

Popular Anti-Spyware Downloads:  
A V G     Windows Defender     Adaware SE     SpyBot S&D 1.3

Spyware Reference Sites:

.: very user friendly computer security site: www.siena.edu/antivirus
    * Recommended by Jack R. - Thank you!
.:  www.PestPatrol.com
.:  www.PChell.com/support/spyware.shtml
.:  http://www.spyany.com/program/article_adware_spyware_remove.html

.:  SpywareInfo "File Sharing" Programs... spywareinfo.com
.:  The Cleaner Anti-Trojan... moosoft.com/thecleaner
.:  Spybot Search & Destroy... www.safer-networking.org
.:  Spychecker Database... spychecker.com
.:  Symantec's info. site... symantec.com/avcenter/index.html
.:  Great list of Windows "Startup Group" programs... Pacman's Portal

.:   THE ULTIMATE SPYWARE DEFENSE GUIDE: http://techtarget.texterity.com/mcafee/spyware/ 

Download Shareware & Freeware:

1. CNet's Download Site: www.download.com

2. Tucow's: www.tucows.com

Operating Systems ...

 Best Overall Guide: www.blackviper.com/articles/os/osguides.htm
  * Recommended by Rolando V. - Thank you!

Linux & Linux Tools:

James's Learning Linux site: http://home.comcast.net/~jravens/linux/linux.html

EMACS - http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html
EMACS commands - http://userpages.umbc.edu/~cthoma10/emacs.html

GCC - http://www.gnu.org/software/gcc/gcc.html

Unix & working with Cygwin:

Unix - Unix Central (history, flavors, getting started, glossary)
             - created by the guys at Unix Guru Universe

Unix - Unix.org
TechTutorial's Unix Central:     
    Basic Unix Help

Basic Unix Tutorial     List of Commands     Working with Files     Creating & Using Directories    

Unix System Administration: Online Book
How to Backup Data on Unix  
System Administrator's Resources             

Tutorials for Linux Newbies
.: Linux OS and Server Packages Tutorial
.: linuxcommand.org
 General Open Source & Security Links
.: These folks pioneered the Open Source movement...GNU/Free Software Foundation
.: Gnome Desktop Environment Home...gnome.org
.: "K" Desktop Environment (KDE) Home...kde.org
.: XFree86 Home...xfree86.org
.: A great open source web server and other utilities...apache.org
.: Great server for file and print sharing between Windows and Un*x machines...samba.org
.: Security Administrator's Integrated Network Tool...saintcorporation.com/
.: NMAP- network analysis tool (port scanner)...insecure.org/nmap/
.: Nessus - vulnerability scanner... nessus.org
.: Metasploit - perform penetration testing... metasploit.com
.: Various types of hacking... johnny.ihackstuff.com
.: A script for setting up IPTables (easy and extensible)...Endoshield
.: The leading Linux Distribution in the US...redhat.com
.: A consortium of Linux Companies...unitedlinux.com
.: Google hacking article... informit.com/articles/
 Open Source / Unix Journals and General Reference
.: A very good Linux online journal...linux.org
.: Linuxworld...linuxworld.com
.: LinuxPlanet...linuxplanet.com
.: SlashDot...slashdot.org
.: Sys Admin Magazine...samag.com
.: USAIL...ussg.iu.edu/usail
.: UNIX Review...unixreview.com
.: UNIXhelp for Users...
.: Linux Documentation Project...ibiblio.org/mdw
.: A great UN*X site; all flavors...Unix Guru Universe
.: Hardening your Linux box... 
 Language / Scripting Help
.: AWK User's Guide...
.: CGI-lib home...
.: Perl.com...
.: Libwww-perl...
.: Shell scripting tutorial...
 Great Open Source / Unix Download Sites
.: Two great sites to get freeware/shareware utilities...sourceforge.net and freshmeat.net
.: Linux Center (more Linux downloads/docs.)...portalux.com
.: LinuxApps.com (still more Linux downloads)...linuxapps.com
.: Tucows (even more Linux downloads!)...linux.tucows.com

Microsoft Support: http://support.microsoft.com

New Products      Near End Mainstream Support      Near End of Extended Support

Products No Longer Supported

Microsoft's OEM Contact List: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;65416 
* Recommended by Ben H. - Thank you!

Run MSconfig Startup from Web:http://www.techadvice.cc/files/s29k2/w98/msconfig.exe

Learn More about Windows using Screen Shot walkthroughs: www.wown.com

Other Server OSs:
MAC OSX          Debian Linux        FreeBSD       IBM's OS-2        Novell NetWare

Glenn's Wanna-Be Apple Kbase     IBM's AIX unix

Red Hat Linux Enterprise        Sun's Solaris        Windows Server

FREE Definitive Guides on Networking Technologies: cc.realtimepublishers.com
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Learn Programming...

Computer Org & Design/Assembly & Machine Language:
Book: Computer Organization & Design Website (page takes a little time to load)
You'll need a simulator to run code: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~larus/spim.html

C: Teach Yourself C in 21 Days: http://lib.daemon.am/Books/C/
Getting the CYGWIN compiler - www.cygwin.com
CYGWIN FAQ - http://cygwin.com/faq/
RUNNING HELLO.c IN CYGWIN-http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/programming.html#GCC

C++: http://www.icce.rug.nl/documents/cplusplus/
Rec'd Books: http://www.deitel.com/ and C++ for Dummies

.: Excellent web tutorials (HTML, XML, scripting)...www.w3schools.com
.: A good HTML tutorial...activejump.com
.: A great link for "coloring" your web pages...garvick.com
.: Bare Bones guide to HTML...werbach.com/barebones
.: WebCom..HTML Resources Guide...webcom.com/webcom/html
.: Web Monkey...hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey

Learn Other Technologies...


- Standards: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/wireless/interactive/wireless101/index.html
- The Protocol: http://www.wapforum.org/what/index.htm

USB technology: www.usb.org

Learn more about the World Wide Web: www.w3c.org

Firewall Forensics:

Free Online class in Beginner's Programming: Barnes & Noble: Online University 

OneStopShop Learning Various Technologies

General Troubleshooting Links
.: Google Groups... groups.google.com
.: Apple's knowledgebase... www.info.apple.com
.: Need a boot disk for your OS?... bootdisk.com
.: Microsoft's knowledgebase... support.microsoft.com
.: This site may help with "weird" error codes... modemhelp.net/errorsindex.shtml
.: Because everyone's been here from time to time... pchell.com
.: Location *and Contents* of .cab files on Microsoft OEM CDs...
.: Microsoft DLL help Database... support.microsoft.com
.: ActiveWin Registry tips... activewin.com
.: Windows TCP/IP Registry Entries... support.microsoft.com
.: Description of Windows95 Startup Process... support.microsoft.com
.: ComputerHope NIC Drivers... computerhope.com/drivers
 Internet Troubleshooting & Information Links
.: Network tools for troubleshooting networks... all-nettools.com
.: IP information Search... arin.net 
.: IP/DNS/WhoIS & Network Tools... dnsstuff.com
.: Great internet info. site... samspade.org
.: A great online PC diagnostics site... pcpitstop.com
.: A great online anti-virus scanner... housecall.trendmicro.com
.: Pest Patrol's categorized list of 'net pests... pestpatrol.com
Assorted General Download Sites / Programs / Utilities
.: Tucows...tucows.com
.: C/Net Downloads...download.com
.: AnalogX Downloads...analogx.com
.: Mozilla Firebird, a feature-rich, lightning-fast browser...Web Download
.: Mozilla Thunderbird, a feature-rich mail client...Web Download
.: An excellent SSH client for Windows...PuTTY
.: Winamp...winamp.com
.: An excellent, lightweight proxy program that runs under
.: Donate your extra CPU cycles to finding "ET"...Seti@Home
.: Donate your extra CPU cycles to finding cures for cancer...Grid.org
.: Mailwasher..to delete/bounce spam before it gets to your   

 Satire / Humor / News
.: BBSpot...bbspot.com
.: The Register...theregister.co.uk
.: The Onion...theonion.com
General Reference / Info.
.: CERT...cert.org
.: C/Net...cnet.com
.: CCI alphabetized list of file extensions...computeruser.com
.: Tom's Hardware...tomshardware.com
.: Internet.com...internet.com
.: MSDN Library...msdn.microsoft.com
.: Win2K,XP,.Net info...labmice.net
.: Windows Registry Guide...winguides.com/registry
.: O'Reilly.com (you know..the "woodcut" books)...oreilly.com
.: Pimprig.com
.: Case-mod.com

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