1. Warnings on a recent virus, e-mail hoax or security issue that may affect you
2. An update on new services and other local interests
3. An answer to a frequently asked Internet related question
4. Some fun, seasonal websites to check out
5. A short, step-by-step tutorial on an e-mail or browser related task
We think you'll find the information contained in this
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It's tax season again and the Internal Revenue Service is
warning taxpayers to beware of current e-mail scams using the IRS name. In
particular, watch for messages about the upcoming rebate checks tied to the
economic stimulus package — spammers are using these rebates as bait. The
goal of the scams is to trick you into revealing personal and financial
information such as Social Security or bank account numbers, which the
scammers can use to commit identity theft.
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Question: I recently replaced my Internet Explorer 6 with the
newer Internet Explorer 7 browser. In looking at the Internet Explorer 7
browser, I can't find the "Help" button. What happened to it?
1. Launch your Internet Explorer 7 browser.
2. Click your cursor arrow on the two right-pointing arrows located to the far right of the icons on the browser's toolbar. (The arrows will be found on the very far right of your screen.)
3. Click on "Help" from the resulting menu screen. Selecting "Internet Explorer Tour" from the resulting submenu will provide helpful information about your new browser.
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When sharing a computer at a public location (i.e. a hotel
lobby or a library), it's a good idea to remove the history, cache, and
temporary files from the computer before closing your surfing session.
Leaving the information on the computer opens the door later for others to
access your private information. Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer, Macintosh's
Safari, and Mozilla's Firefox browsers each provide a solution for erasing
your sensitive information upon the completion of your Internet session.
1. With Internet Explorer 6 open, click your cursor arrow on the "Tools" menu. Drop down to and select "Internet Options."
2. When the "Internet Options" window opens, click on the "General" tab.
3. In the section labeled "Internet Files," click on the "Delete Cookies" button. This will delete cookies set by the sites you visited.
4. When the "Delete Cookies" dialog box appears, click "OK."
5. To delete your temporary Internet files, click on the "Delete Files..." button. When the "Delete Files" dialog box appears, you can click "OK" to delete your temporary files. Also, if you saved any pages to your hard drive for offline viewing, you can delete them by checking the box next to "Delete all offline content" and then click "OK."
6. In the "History" section, click on the "Clear History" button. This will delete the record of the sites you visited.
7. A small "Internet Options" dialog box will open and ask, "Are you sure you want Windows to delete your history of visited Web sites?" Click the "Yes" button.
8. Click "OK" to close the "Internet Options" window, and then close your browser.
Erasing Your Private Information From A Public Computer When Using Internet Explorer 7 On Windows XP Home Edition or Windows Vista Home Premium
1. With Internet Explorer open, click your cursor arrow on "Tools" located on your Internet Explorer toolbar.
2. Scroll down and select "Internet Options" on the menu screen. An "Internet Options" window will appear.
3. Click your cursor arrow on the General tab and select "Delete..." under the "Browser history" heading.
4. A "Delete Browser History" window will appear. Click your cursor arrow on the "Delete all..." button located toward the bottom of the window.
5. A smaller "Delete Browser History" window will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete all Internet Explorer browsing history. Click on the "Yes" button in this window. This window also has the option to select "Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons." Check this box as well.
6. Click "OK" to close the General tab window.
7. Close your Internet browser to clear cookies still in memory.
Erasing Your Private Information From A Public Computer When Using Firefox 2.0 With Mac OS X 10.4, Windows XP Home Edition, Or Windows Vista Home Premium
1. With Firefox open, click your cursor arrow on the "Tools" menu, drop down to and select "Clear Private Data...".
2. When the "Clear Private Data" dialog box opens, check the boxes next to all of the listed items.
3. Click the "Clear Private Data Now" button, and then close your browser.
Erasing Your Private Information From A Public Computer When Using Safari 3.0 With Macintosh OS X 10.4, Windows XP Home Edition Or Windows Vista Home Premium
1. With Safari 3 open, click your cursor arrow on the "Edit" menu and drop down to "Reset Safari..."
2. When the "Reset Safari" dialog box opens, click on all check boxes next to the listed items.
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