Examples Of Spyware And What They Are

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Spyware is a general term used to describe software that performs certain behaviors such as advertising, collecting personal information, or changing the configuration of your computer, generally without appropriately obtaining your consent first.

Spyware is often associated with software that displays advertisements (called adware) or software that tracks personal or sensitive information.

That does not mean all software that provides ads or tracks your online activities is bad. For example, you might sign up for a free music service, but you “pay” for the service by agreeing to receive targeted ads. If you understand the terms and agree to them, you may have decided that it is a fair tradeoff. You might also agree to let the company track your online activities to determine which ads to show you.

Other kinds of Spyware make changes to your computer that can be annoying and can cause your computer slow down or crash.

These programs can change your Web browsers home page or search page, or add additional components to your browser you don’t need or want. These programs also make it very difficult for you to change your settings back to the way you originally had them.

The key in all cases is whether or not you (or someone who uses your computer) understand what the software will do and have agreed to install the software on your computer.

There are a number of ways Spyware or other unwanted software can get on your computer. A common trick is to covertly install the software during the installation of other software you want such as a music or video file sharing program.

Any software that covertly gathers user information through the user’s Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware applications are typically bundled as a hidden component of freeware or shareware programs that can be downloaded from the Internet; however, it should be noted that the majority of shareware and freeware applications do not come with SpyWare. Once installed, the Spyware monitors user activity on the Internet and transmits that information in the background to someone else. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers

Aside from the questions of ethics and privacy, SpyWare steals from the user by using the computer’s memory resources and also by eating bandwidth as it sends information back to the spy ware’s home base via the user’s Internet connection. Because SpyWare is using memory and system resources, the applications running in the background can lead to system crashes or general system instability.

Because SpyWare exists as independent executable programs, they have the ability to monitor keystrokes, scan files on the hard drive, snoop other applications, such as chat programs or word processors, install other SpyWare programs, read cookies, change the default home page on the Web browser, consistently relaying this information back to the SpyWare author who will either use it for advertising/marketing purposes or sell the information to another party.

Licensing agreements that accompany software downloads sometimes warn the user that a SpyWare program will be installed along with the requested software, but the licensing agreements may not always be read completely because the notice of a SpyWare installation is often couched in obtuse, hard-to-read legal disclaimers.

Examples of SpyWare

These common SpyWare programs illustrate the diversity of behaviors found in these attacks. Note that as with computer viruses, researchers give names to SpyWare programs which may not be used by their creators. Programs may be grouped into “families” based not on shared program code, but on common behaviors, or by “following the money” of apparent financial or business connections. For instance, a number of the SpyWare programs distributed by Claria are collectively known as “Gator”. Likewise, programs which are frequently installed together may be described as parts of the same SpyWare package, even if they function separately.

o CoolWebSearch, a group of programs, takes advantage of Internet Explorer vulnerabilities. The package directs traffic to advertisements on Web sites including coolwebsearch.com. It displays pop-up ads, rewrites search engine results, and alters the infected computer’s hosts file to direct DNS lookups to these sites.

o Internet Optimizer, also known as DyFuCa, redirects Internet Explorer error pages to advertising. When users follow a broken link or enter an erroneous URL, they see a page of advertisements. However, because password-protected Web sites (HTTP Basic authentication) use the same mechanism as HTTP errors, Internet Optimizer makes it impossible for the user to access password-protected sites.

o Zango (formerly 180 Solutions) transmits detailed information to advertisers about the Web sites which users visit. It also alters HTTP requests for affiliate advertisements linked from a Web site, so that the advertisements make unearned profit for the 180 Solutions Company. It opens pop-up ads that cover over the Web sites of competing companies.

o HuntBar, aka WinTools or Adware,WebSearch was installed by an ActiveX drive-by download at affiliate Web sites, or by advertisements displayed by other SpyWare programs-an example of how SpyWare can install more SpyWare. These programs add toolbars to IE, track aggregate browsing behavior, redirect affiliate references, and display advertisements.

oZlob Trojan or just Zlob, Downloads itself to your computer via ActiveX codec and reports information back to Control Server. Some information can be as your search history, the Websites you visited, and even Key Strokes.

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Source by Mehmet Onatli

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3 Sex Skills You MUST Master (If You Want Awesome Orgasms)

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There’s “sex”, and then there’s “SEX!” We’ve all had plain old missionary style sex that gets to be bore over the years. If you are just having standard, boring sex then you are really missing out on the real orgasmic pleasures of true mind blowing sex.

If you want to experience awesome orgasms, you just need to follow these 3 sex skills:

1. Long Lasting Sex. This must be mentioned first because it’s a HUGE reason why women, and men, experience either no orgasms at all, or else very lousy and weak orgasms.

Obviously this most often falls on the man. The man needs to learn to last long during sex and not experience the ever so common problem of premature ejaculation. This is a sex skill you simply have to learn if you want to give your partner incredible orgasms. And if you are suffering from premature ejaculation then your own orgasm is WEAK. Quick ejaculation orgasms are simply not as strong as those which take longer to achieve.

In order to last long during sex you have to learn some physical exercises and some mental breathing techniques to calm the mind and not get it overexcited (which is notorious for leading to quick ejaculations). Practice squeezing the small muscle between the anus and testicles which you can feel when you urinate and top mid stream. Flexing it will make it stronger and allow you to last. It takes some weeks to get used to but it is definitely worth it for both you and your partner.

Now if you are a woman, your job is to encourage your guy to learn to last. Give him the exercises and help him practice them so you can have the long lasting sex that you and he deserves.

2. Oral Sex Mastery. This is the second best sex skill you need to master because oral sex is unbelievably so darn pleasurable! Let’s be honest, oral sex feels amazing. It is oftentimes much more incredible than regular sex. For this reason alone you need to master this skill big time.

If you are woman you can easily learn some incredible techniques for giving ridiculous mind blowing orgasms to guys. The type where they look down in utter disbelief at the pleasure you are giving them.

If you are a guy it gets a little trickier. Honestly, most guys are clueless about “going down there”. There’s definitely certain techniques and rhythms to learn and major tips that work wonders for unbelievable orgasms. These are the type of orgasms that the woman remembers for years to come. You may split up with a woman, and then see them a few years later, and that initial look they will give you will automatically convey memories and images of those amazing nights of oral pleasure that you gave her. That’s how powerful good oral sex can be.

Some oral tips to get started with are to take things slow at first. Don’t rush down there and slobber away. Go slow and gradually pick up your pace developing a steady rhythm. Listen to her! If she is responding well then keep at what you are doing. If there’s obvious room for improvement then allow her to guide you a bit to where it feels best. Eventually you will want to learn the oral sex skills where you won’t need to be guided but you will provide ways to pleasure her that she never even knew about.

3. Hot Sex Positions. We talked about the missionary being lame. That’s because there are so many other positions to choose from and experiment with that are much “hotter” and more erotic than the typical missionary.

The key to awesome sex is variety. And variety will come in the form of switching up your sex positions. As an example, a small sampling of your standard rotation of sex positions can be the following: Have her on top, go from behind, insert from the side, straddle each other in the sitting position. There are many variations to sex and they are all incredibly pleasurable. The key is to mix it up. Learn as many as possible and rotate them.

Don’t just learn standard sex positions either, learn oral sex positions such as the 69 where you are both performing oral on one another at the same time.

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Source by Chess McDoogle

What is the Google AdSense Program?

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If you have a website and want to make money out of it, then the Google AdSense program is meant just for you. It has become a boon for a lot of sites whether they are small or big or medium. In fact, this has become such a popular tool that some web designers have started making websites solely for the intent of AdSense.

But since making of a site for the sole purpose of AdSense is against the policies of AdSense it is better to make a website that has some affiliate links or sells some of your own products too.

AdSense works by supplying Google AdWords that has been written in text format to your site. When users click on the ad, you receive a share of the revenue from Google under the Pay per Click method. The way the AdSense ads are presented is usually on the right hand side of the screen when you do a search on Google or as a customizable box anywhere on your site.

Advantages

One of the main reasons for the popularity of the AdSense program is its simplicity. AdSense is very easy to join as compared to the other affiliate programs out there. All you need to do to show the ads on your website is copy and paste a code into your website. This is again very easy to do. You don’t have to pay anything to join.

Google provides a platform where the advertisers and the publishers meet each other. You do not have to go on looking for advertisers. The content of the ads match the content of your websites, so they are absolutely relevant. No time is wasted searching for relevant ads, Google does all the work.

If you are beginner, then the Google AdSense program is the right choice for you. You can have different affiliate links and at the same time use Google AdSense. This might not be possible with other affiliate programs. Also the feel and look of the Google AdSense program is unique, so you should keep in mind that these are not imitated by any other affiliate ads you may be running on your site.

Disadvantages

One of the problems with the Google AdSense program is incomplete stats. Google provides you the information of how your ads are doing. You might even be able to filter out quite a few ads. But the stats do not provide any substantial information about which ad is working and which ad is not. They do not even tell you which keywords are getting the highest clicks so you might not be able to remove the least effective ads. This can be frustrating.

The minimum amount of payment is $100. This is difficult to achieve, especially for beginners. But if you are an experienced web designer, you can earn much more than this.

Another problem is that you receive an unknown share of the revenue from Google. It is not specified what percentage of the total revenue you will receive.

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Source by Pepik Smith

How Google Got a Cool Name and You Can Too

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You have to hand it to the billionaires at Google. Everything they touch turns to gold. Just look at the skyrocketing value of the company. $160 billion in three years flat.

Now company founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page can afford to buy cool cars (Tesla electric roadster), hang out with cool friends (Bono), and fly around in a totally cool private jet (customized Boeing 767).

Even the name of the company is cool. It’s so cool, it became a verb. Today, everybody in the world is ‘Googling’ this and ‘Googling’ that. You’d think that a name as cool as Google must have cost a fortune. You’d be wrong.

In fact, the Google name didn’t cost Sergey and Larry a dime. That’s because, like many of the world’s best known brand names, the guys who run the company came up with the name themselves.

Funny Story

The story behind the Google name is kind of funny, actually.

As a couple of math dweebs, Sergey and Larry decided to name the company after a really big number called a “Googol” – which is the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes. It was a clever attempt to convey the humongous number of websites their new fancy new search engine could search in a flash.

With a great product and a pretty cool name in hand, they went in search of investors. One of the first investors they met loved the idea so much he decided to write a check on the spot. But when he wrote out the check, he made it out to ‘Google’.

The name stuck. And the rest, as they say, is name brand history.

Google’s Not Alone

The Google guys aren’t alone in coming up with their own billion dollar brand names.

Name a famous brand name and chances are it was invented not by a naming guru, ad agency or brand identity firm, but by an ordinary guy or gal with a great idea. Don’t believe me? Where do you think names like Kinkos, YouTube, and Crocs came from?

That’s right, they came from copy shop guys, internet guys, and shoe guys – ordinary Joes who took a great new product and gave it a great name of their own making.

You Can, Too

Is it easy for a business owner, a marketing manager, or a math dweeb for that matter, to come up with a great brand name? No it’s not. Trust me, it can be tough even for professional naming guys like me. But it’s worth a try.

Why? First, because history shows that most of the world’s best known brand names were created by the very same people who work at the companies behind those famous names. They did it, you can, too.

Second, coming up with a name yourself can save your company a ton of money. Big brand identity firms charge $100K or more to develop a new brand name. That’s a lot of cash. Even for big spenders like the Google guys.

That’s why I recommend that every company with a new product in search of a name take a shot at naming it themselves. You can always turn it over to the pros if you come up short.

But the truth is you have just a good a chance as coming up with that billion dollar name as they do. And for a whole lot less money.

Here’s How

Before rushing off to the nearest conference room to brainstorm new names, let me offer a few suggestions to help make your naming efforts a success:

1. Generate lots of names: Naming experts know that the secret to coming up with that one great name is to generate lots of ideas. In my experience, one in 20 is any good. So work on generating as many names as possible.

2. Make it memorable: Names like Google, Wii, and Altoids all have that certain something that make them stick in the memory bank. To make your new name more memorable, focus on names that look and sound unique.

3. Make it meaningful: Effective brand names convey a key feature or benefit. Some hint at an interesting story – like Google, for example. Make sure that your new name is more than just a pretty typeface. Choose a name that is both memorable and meaningful.

4. Use a naming system: Everyone has the innate creativity to come up with great names on their own. What’s missing is the ‘know-how’. A good naming system can help. You can find one at http://www.brain-donor.com.

That’s Cool

Not every brand name can be as insanely cool as Google. But every new product, service or company can have a name that is memorable and meaningful to consumers. If you can think of a name like that – and you can if you try – that will be pretty cool, too.

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Source by Jerry Stueber

Stay in the Zone

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People often complain about not having enough time. Whether it’s getting out of going to the gym or abandoning treasured dreams, it’s a popular excuse. I sympathise, even though they’re lying.

Time? You have plenty of time – more than you know what to do with. It’s easy enough to prove. How much do you know about the last season of reality TV? Or are video games more your speed? Are you going out with friends a little more often than you should?

You want to enjoy life, I get it. Well, sort of. Writing is part of my dream life and I enjoy it more than wasting time. I crave following my purpose more than I crave distractions from it. And, wow, look at all the time I find for it. If something is important to you, then you can do the same.

But if you say that you work all day and come home exhausted, so what’s wrong with a little TV? Now we’re getting closer to the truth. That’s not a shortage of time, though – it’s a shortage of energy. Why is it acceptable to say you don’t have time (“I’m bad at prioritising every day!”) but running out of energy (“I have biological limits!”) is taboo?

Forget taboos. We’re here to solve a problem. Add an hour to most people’s days and that’s another hour of TV. Ramp up their energy by 10%, though, and you have a whole different person.

The truth shall set you free.

I won’t tell you all the ways to increase your energy. You know the most effective ones – sleep well, eat better, exercise. (Don’t tell me you don’t have time to do these. There’s that word again. And you have enough energy for them because they create energy). Instead, let’s look at things from a hypnotist’s perspective.

In my quest to better fathom my body and mind, I’ve made mistakes. A recent one was when I threw my nutrient levels out of whack. I’ve corrected it since (and then some) but, for a while, I was lethargic, irritable and unmotivated.

I learned two things from this experience:

One is that even running on empty, I found the energy to write every day. It’s important to me so I made it happen. Mere biological reality wasn’t going to hold me back.

Two, even as out of balance as I was, hypnotising myself made me feel whole. I could stave off the aches and fatigue with nothing but my thoughts.

Mind over matter? That phrase doesn’t come close to capturing it. Mind owns matter.

Some days are a struggle but they don’t have to be. Remember your mission. Why do you want to succeed at whatever you chose? Or whatever chose you, perhaps? Your perfect future won’t find you from where you are. It takes commitment to even meet it halfway, to get within line of sight of it. I’m not telling you this to pump you up – if it’s your purpose, then the commitment is easy.

If you had asked me to write 500 words a day, seven days a week, I would have choked. How would I even come up with that many ideas? Yet here I am, sailing well past the 500-word mark without even thinking about it. It’s because I’m driven. So are you, for the things that matter.

Having a purpose is the ultimate lifestyle upgrade. It forces you to dig deeper, think deeper and live deeper. And it’s easy! That’s the shocking part – how natural discipline is when it aligns with what you truly want. What’s harder is getting started, though, so once you know what you want to do, work towards it every day. You’ll quickly find that breaks are harder than working.

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Source by William T Batten

Whitelisting Vs Reputation Management

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In the battle against spam, ISP's came up with strong spamfilters. Due to this spam filtering process some legitimate emails were also blocked, known as false positives. To avoid this kind of email deliverability problems, a process of whitelisting was implemented, certainly not the easiest method. Why would an ISP whitelist a sender if it is not of any interest for him. But anyway, whitelisting procedures are almost over. The new standard is Reputation Management.

The reputation of your sender IP address is more and more becoming most important factor of whether or not your email will end up getting blocked by the spam filter. The reputation scoring mechanism is looking to several factors of your email communication:

– What is the volume of emails that you are sending?

– How often are you sending emails?

– Do you have a high bounce rate on your email campaigns?

– Do people complain about your emails by hitting the spam button?

This new way of working brings up a whole new perspective on your email communication. The opinion or perception of the receiver has a higher value than just the local legislation or any other spam filter rule.

So here is your to do list:

– Start working with a clean opt-in list

– Make your communication relevant to your contacts

– Work on your bounce management (pay attention to

delete your bounces on the list).

Using a scanning system such as the EmailGarage EmailHealthScore makes it easier to maintain the quality of your list (eg everything below 3/10 should be removed or blocked). Indeed the Email Service Provider can manage the technical infrastructure and make it as clean as possible, but you can be of great help to maintain a good SenderScore by deleting your bounces.

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Source by Kenny Van Beeck

PPC Bully Review – Find Out Exactly How it Works

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If you've been exposed to pay per click before you know how much time and money conventional PPC takes. You have to find a product, select keywords, write ads, create a website etc.

Then you have to optimize your campaign by deleting keywords that are not converting, improve your quality score by tweaking landing pages, ads etc.

All of this takes a lot of trial and error and in the process you can also waste a ton of money on clicks that is not converting. But PPC Bully solves that problem. It allows you to legally 'spy' on your competition to find what is already working for them.

Let Your Competitors Do All The Hard For You

With PPC Bully you can let your competitors optimize campaigns for you. This super-advanced software uncovers the winning combination of your competitors keywords, ads, landing pages and products.

Here's How It Works

Load the keywords you want to use for your campaign into the software and estimate the geographical markets you would like to target. Now, PPC Bully will monitor those keywords and track which ads showed up, when and in what position.

However, you have to give the software a week or two to gather enough data so that you can make meaningful comparisons. During that time it will filter out all the crappy keywords, ads and landing pages. It will track over a million direct linking affiliate ads for Clickbank alone, at least twice a day. Just think for yourself if you had to do all of this work by hand!

You can sit back and relax as PPC Bully updates all of this for you 24 hours per day. After it gathers enough data this software will 'spit out' the most profitable combination of keywords, ads, landing pages and products. You can view all of this information in a user friendly easy-to-use interface and you will see what Google ads got the best results which you can use for your own campaigns.

Use PPC Bully To Get An Unfair Advantage Over Your Competitors

When I first started with pay per click I had to do this tracking and optimization manually. It was a pain in the behind and making a decent profit with PPC was extremely hard. If I had access to PPC Bully it would have saved a ton of time and I would have seen profits much sooner.

So, if you want to skip the hard work and high cost of trial and error you can use this software to fast track your results. See below how you can copy a successful PPC campaign at no cost you.

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Source by T. Scott