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Verisign digital signature in Outlook in 2 minutes

  • Go to https://digitalid.verisign.com/client/class1MS.htm in Internet Explorer.
  • Fill in your first name, last name, email address and a simple memorable password (in the challenge phrase box)
  • Select "I'd like to test drive a 60-day trial Digital ID for free"
  • Scroll down and accept, check the details and agree.
  • When the email from Verisign comes in, copy the Digital PIN and click on the link.
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What really slows Windows down

This article suggests what we already knew (and what our customers quite often suspect) - Norton's products grinds your machine down to a snails pace while "Nod32 gets good security reviews and seems to leave the system fairly nippy".

The article and it's conclusion.

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Amazing email worms that are traced back to an email account.

Got an email from a customer today containing this.
From: serv@elamex.com [mailto:serv@elamex.com] 
Sent: None
To: xxxx@xxxxx.com
Subject: Mail server report.

Mail server report.

Our firewall determined the e-mails containing worm copies are
being sent rom your computer.

Nowadays it happens from many computers, because this is a
new virus type (Network Worms).

Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the
computer nnoticeably.
After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests
all the e-mail addresses and sends the copies of itself to
these e-mail addresses

Please install updates for worm elimination and your computer
restoring.

Best regards,
Customers support service

I had to admit it made me chuckle, a customer asked me what it was. My reply was something along these lines.

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UK IT suppliers

When attempting to procure IT equipment here is a list of sites we use at varying intervals.

(Please note that this is not a recommendation by runPCrun neither are we affiliated to any of these sites and you will note there are no affiliate links embedded in the addresses given below)

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