Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Avoid Scam & Junk Sites

Many sites out there promise e-mails worth $50 and upwards. DO NOT join any of these sites as they are designed to take your money without ever giving you a penny in return.
Before you do anything, check out places like PTR Investigator which maintains a list of all these junk sites, and avoid them like the plague!. Use the PTR site to keep updated on potential new junk sites.

Avoid Spyware & Unwanted Software Installations
Some sites can install software silently in the background after you've visited them and you may not realise this until you have rebooted your computer. Avoiding Spyware is never 100% guaranteed, but there are a few things you can do to help yourself prevent this and other malicious software being installed on your machine. Here are some recommended things Windows users should have:

Use Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer
IInternet Explorer is the biggest browser in the world, but it's also the weakest when it comes to avoiding these attacks, and until IE 7 is released to the general public, steer clear. The ideal is to use a tabbed browser, which will allow you to use several tabs within the same window, making browsing much more organized.
This browser has the capability to stop malicious websites installing software on your machine so is much less prone to getting caught out. It is tabbed and is customizable, so you can make it look more to your taste too.

Microsoft Anti-spyware
This is a tool from Microsoft that offers real-
time protection against websites trying to change things on your machine, as well as catching spyware before it is able to get itself a nest!
Microsoft will throw money at this until it's the biggest around. It's free, and definitely well worth having.

A Good Anti-Virus Software Package
  • Something like Norton Antivirus or Macfee will help protect your computer. It’s worth the money to invest in a good one to keep your computer up to date and protected.

Avoid Scam & Junk Sites

Many sites out there promise e-mails worth $50 and upwards. DO NOT join any of these sites as they are designed to take your money without ever giving you a penny in return.
Before you do anything, check out places like PTR Investigator which maintains a list of all these junk sites, and avoid them like the plague!. Use the PTR site to keep updated on potential new junk sites.

Avoid Spyware & Unwanted Software Installations
Some sites can install software silently in the background after you've visited them and you may not realise this until you have rebooted your computer. Avoiding Spyware is never 100% guaranteed, but there are a few things you can do to help yourself prevent this and other malicious software being installed on your machine. Here are some recommended things Windows users should have:

Use Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer
IInternet Explorer is the biggest browser in the world, but it's also the weakest when it comes to avoiding these attacks, and until IE 7 is released to the general public, steer clear. The ideal is to use a tabbed browser, which will allow you to use several tabs within the same window, making browsing much more organized.
This browser has the capability to stop malicious websites installing software on your machine so is much less prone to getting caught out. It is tabbed and is customizable, so you can make it look more to your taste too.

Microsoft Anti-spyware
This is a tool from Microsoft that offers real-
time protection against websites trying to change things on your machine, as well as catching spyware before it is able to get itself a nest!
Microsoft will throw money at this until it's the biggest around. It's free, and definitely well worth having.

A Good Anti-Virus Software Package
  • Something like Norton Antivirus or Macfee will help protect your computer. It’s worth the money to invest in a good one to keep your computer up to date and protected.

Tips to make money online...

  • Get Organized -
    Setup a dedicated e-mail account for your Get Paid programs; one large enough to hold a few days of e-mails without filling up. Watch out for harsh filters that may stop e-mails from arriving. Owners usually delete you if your e-mail box bounces. Yahoo is useful and popular but not all programs will except it.
  • It is essential to take screen shots of your earnings, as proof in case the owner loses the database. To take a screen shot: open MS Word (or other word processor) then hit the PrtSc (Print Screen) button on your keyboard, then paste the contents. Save this document in a safe place (where you can find it).
  • Create a folder in your browser favorites, for your Get Paid programs. This makes it easy to log on and check the above statistics.
  • Use Roboform, to save time entering the same old details, and to save your user ID and passwords. Note: The latest version limits you to 30 free passcards, but the earlier, simpler version is unlimited.
  • Join payment programs to receive your payments. Egold and Paypal.
  • Read The E-mails -
    obvious, but needs to done. Don't wait too long - some e-mails will expire quickly. If you don't read, you won't earn cash/points. Some program owners will delete you if you do not read e-mail for more than a week. That is why they invented holiday settings. Be aware of "English-checkers" - special links that may cause your account to be deleted. So many people try to cheat that owners have been forced to put extra links in to make sure the text is being read.
  • Also read the non-paid e-mails. It supports the advertisers, and without them, there is no income. Non-paid e-mails usually reward you with points that you can use for your own advertising. And basically, do unto others as you would be done by...... you'd want people to read your non-
    paid e-mails, wouldn't you?
  • Visit the Site -
    Taking advantage of your ‘Favourites' button, visit the sites daily if you can, to check for updates, and mainly, to click on the Paid to Click section. This can speed up your earnings incredibly.

Tips to make money online...

  • Get Organized -
    Setup a dedicated e-mail account for your Get Paid programs; one large enough to hold a few days of e-mails without filling up. Watch out for harsh filters that may stop e-mails from arriving. Owners usually delete you if your e-mail box bounces. Yahoo is useful and popular but not all programs will except it.
  • It is essential to take screen shots of your earnings, as proof in case the owner loses the database. To take a screen shot: open MS Word (or other word processor) then hit the PrtSc (Print Screen) button on your keyboard, then paste the contents. Save this document in a safe place (where you can find it).
  • Create a folder in your browser favorites, for your Get Paid programs. This makes it easy to log on and check the above statistics.
  • Use Roboform, to save time entering the same old details, and to save your user ID and passwords. Note: The latest version limits you to 30 free passcards, but the earlier, simpler version is unlimited.
  • Join payment programs to receive your payments. Egold and Paypal.
  • Read The E-mails -
    obvious, but needs to done. Don't wait too long - some e-mails will expire quickly. If you don't read, you won't earn cash/points. Some program owners will delete you if you do not read e-mail for more than a week. That is why they invented holiday settings. Be aware of "English-checkers" - special links that may cause your account to be deleted. So many people try to cheat that owners have been forced to put extra links in to make sure the text is being read.
  • Also read the non-paid e-mails. It supports the advertisers, and without them, there is no income. Non-paid e-mails usually reward you with points that you can use for your own advertising. And basically, do unto others as you would be done by...... you'd want people to read your non-
    paid e-mails, wouldn't you?
  • Visit the Site -
    Taking advantage of your ‘Favourites' button, visit the sites daily if you can, to check for updates, and mainly, to click on the Paid to Click section. This can speed up your earnings incredibly.