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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.

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.


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

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.


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)