Greetings brothers & sisters of Earth,
Wow. This is harder than I remember. I
was hoping to get this to you earlier, but
even the list software wouldn't work.
As most of you know, The Random Factor
was out of commission during the Writer's
Guild of America (WGA) strike.
For those interested, you can read more
about that and how it relates to my
"ambitionz az a writer" if you follow this link
So, now that stressed-out negotiators and mailing
list software troubleshooters have prevailed we
can all go back to... to... well, I hope it was good.
But, first, I want you to know.
I love you.
And, I want you to be safe.
So, here's two highly recommended, and FREE,
protection programs to help keep your computer
and you from battling Internet VD.
The first, SpyBot, is anti-spyware, the other
AVG is anti-virus. They are among the best, if
not the best, tools Microsoft Windows users
can use. That includes well-known and non-free
heavyweights like Norton & McAffee Anti-Virus
Mac users... smiling, aren't you. Well,
here's a tip, the most up-to-date source of
OSX software is at Version Tracker.
Windows users, without further ado.
SpyBot Search & Destroy anti-spyware
There is other good anti-spyware, like Spyware
Blaster, & Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition, but
you only need one.
AVG Free edition anti-virus:
Windows Defender, which is made by Microsoft,
is also another highly recommended free option.
If you're willing to shell out $40 Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0
is the best anti-virus software available according to
By running these applications you might find that some of
your software programs are mysteriously disabled.
That's because it had some secrets.
Even RealPlayer, one-time pioneer, has been called out for
it's use of spyware. Check this link to get spyware-free
The quarantine option lets you store suspect files in a safe
place in case you notice software that is no longer working.
You can also re-install software if it's disabled, and you need it.
I hope this helps some of you,
love and light,
p.s. And when you're done, windows users, here's the
windows software link: