How to Negotiate IP Security

Protect your Internet connection with Windows Firewall.

Protect your Internet connection with Windows Firewall.
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An IP (Internet Protocal) address can be equated as a telephone number for your computer. Your computer uses this number and various access points, otherwise known as ports, to send and receive information online. Internet security has become an important part of all operating systems as Internet connectivity has become a bigger part of a computer user’s experience. Hackers and malicious software use the same IP addresses and ports that Internet browsers and chat clients use. Windows operating systems come with built-in software that empowers users to negotiate IP security.

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions

    Windows XP Instructions

  1. 1

    Click on the “Start” button on the main menu bar.

  2. 2

    Click on “Control Panel” and select “Security Center” if running Windows XP. Double-click on “Windows Firewall” once in the “Security Center” window.

  3. 3

    Click on the “Exceptions” tab in the “Windows Firewall” window.

  4. 4

    Review the selection populated under “Programs and Services” and ensure all programs and services have legitimate reason to access the Internet.

  5. 5

    Click on “Add Programs” to allow Internet connectivity permission to a program. Adding a program exception allows a program full use of your Internet connection.

    Windows Vista Instructions

  6. 1

    Click on the “Start” button on the main menu bar. Click on “Control Panel” then select “Security.”

  7. 2

    Click on “Windows Firewall” then select “Allow a program through Windows Firewall.”

  8. 3

    Click on the “Exceptions” tab in the “Windows Firewall” window.

  9. 4

    Review the selection populated under “Programs and Services” and ensure all programs and services have legitimate reason to access the Internet.

  10. 5

    Click on “Add Programs” to allow Internet connectivity permission to a program. Adding a program exception allows a program full use of your Internet connection.

    Click on “Add Port” to allow Internet connectivity through specific ports. Adding a port exception allows you to restrict access to all programs connecting to the Internet.

    Windows 7 Instructions

  11. 1

    Click on the “Start” button then select “Control Panel.”

  12. 2

    Type “firewall” into the “Control Panel” search box and select “Windows Firewall.”

  13. 3

    Click on the “Exceptions” tab in the “Windows Firewall” window.

  14. 4

    Review the selection populated under “Programs and Services” and ensure all programs and services have legitimate reason to access the Internet.

  15. 5

    Click on “Add Programs” to allow Internet connectivity permission to a program. Adding a program exception allows a program full use of your Internet connection.

    Click on “Add Port” to allow Internet connectivity through specific ports. Adding a port exception allows you to restrict access to all programs connecting to the Internet.

How to Change Startup Programs in Windows 7

Change the way your machine boots up

Change the way your machine boots up
How to Change Startup Programs in Windows 7


With the release of Windows 7, Microsoft has made several changes to the company’s operating system. Startup program settings are similar to those of previous operating systems. Startup programs are saved in a specific folder on the hard drive. When the operating system boots, links listed in this folder start their respective applications. Changing settings for current startup applications is accomplished through the system configuration tool.

Difficulty: Moderate

Instructions

    Add a Link to the Startup Folder

  1. 1

    Click the Windows “Start” button and select “All Programs.” Right-click the “Startup” folder in the menu and select “Open All Users.” This option opens the folder for all users on the computer. Choose “Explore” to open the folder for the currently logged-in user only.

  2. 2

    Right-click the folder or file you want started when the computer boots. Select “Copy” from the menu.

  3. 3

    Right-click any white space in the “Startup” folder you opened in Step 1. Select “Paste” from the menu list. The program will now open the next time you start the computer.

    Change Current Startup Programs

  4. 1

    Click the Windows “Start” button and type “msconfig” in the search text box. This opens the System Configuration console.

  5. 2

    Click the “Startup” tab. This gives you a view of all the programs installed as startup options on your computer.

  6. 3

    Check boxes of the applications you want to start when you boot the computer. For programs you no longer want to start, clear the check box.

  7. 4

    Click “Apply” and close the configuration window. A popup window will ask if you want to reboot the computer. Click “Restart” to reboot the computer and save the changes.

Internet Sayings

Internet Sayings

Home is where you hang your @.

The e-mail of the species is more deadly than the mail.

A journey of a thousand sites begins with a single click.

You can’t teach a new mouse old clicks.

Great groups from little icons grow.

Speak softly and carry a cellular phone.

C: is the root of all directories.

Don’t put all your hypes in one home page.

Pentium wise; pen and paper foolish.

The modem is the message.

Too many clicks spoil the browse.

The geek shall inherit the earth.

A chat has nine lives.

Don’t byte off more than you can view.

Fax is stranger than fiction.

What boots up must come down.

Windows will never cease.

Virtual reality is its own reward.

Modulation in all things.

A user and his leisure time are soon parted.

There’s no place like home.com.

Know what to expect before you connect.

Oh, what a tangled website we weave when first we practice.

WHY THE CALL CENTRE GUYS R PAID SO MUCH……

WHY THE CALL CENTRE GUYS R PAID SO MUCH……
PEOPLE WONDER WHY THE CALL CENTRE GUYS R PAID SO MUCH……
FOR JUST BEING ON THE PHONE. TAKE A LOOK : ( and you would find out the same .. !!!! )
1 ) Tech Support : “I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop.”
Customer : “Ok.”
Tech Support : “Did you get a pop-up menu?”
Customer : “No.”
Tech Support : “Ok. Right click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?”
Customer : “No.”
Tech Support : “Ok, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this point?”
Customer : “Sure, you told me to write ‘click’ and I wrote ‘click’.”
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2) Customer : “I received the software update you sent, but I am still getting the same error message.”
Tech Support : “Did you install the update?”
Customer: “No. Oh, am I supposed to install it to get it to work?”

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3) Customer : “I’m having trouble installing Microsoft Word.”
Tech Support : “Tell me what you’ve done.”
Customer : “I typed ‘A: SETUP’.”
Tech Support : “Ma’am, remove the disk and tell me what it says.”
Customer : “It says ‘[PC manufacturer] Restore and Recovery disk’.”
Tech Support : “Insert the MS Word setup disk.”
Customer : “What?”
Tech Support: “Did you buy MS word?”
Customer: “No…”

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4) Customer : “Do I need a computer to use your software?”
Tech Support : ?!%#$ (welll pretend to smile)

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5) Tech Support : “Ok, in the bottom left hand side of the screen, canyou see the ‘OK’ button displayed?”
Customer : “Wow. How can you see my screen from there?”
Tech support : ##### ***

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6) Tech Support : “What type of computer do you have?”
Customer : “A white one.”
Tech support : ******_____####

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7) Tech Support : “What operating system are you running?”
Customer : “Pentium.”

Tech support : ////—–+++
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8) Customer : “My computer’s telling me I performed an illegal abortion.”
Tech support : ??????

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9) Customer : “I have Microsoft Exploder.”
Tech Support : ?!%#$
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10) Customer : “How do I print my voicemail?”
Tech support : ??????

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11) Customer : “You’ve got to fix my computer. I urgently need to print document, but the computer won’t boot properly.”

Tech Support : “What does it say?”

Customer : “Something about an error and non-system disk.”

Tech Support : “Look at your machine. Is there a floppy inside?”

Customer : “No, but there’s a sticker saying there’s an Intel inside.”

Tech support : @@@@@
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12) Tech Support: “Just call us back if there’s a problem. We’re open 24 hours.”

Customer: “Is that Eastern time?”

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13) Tech Support : “What does the screen say now?”

Customer : “It says, ‘Hit ENTER when ready’.”

Tech Support : “Well?”

Customer : “How do I know when it’s ready?”

Tech support : *** —- ++++
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The best of the lot

14) A plain computer illiterate guy rings tech support to report that his computer is faulty.

Tech: What’s the problem?

User: There is smoke coming out of the power supply.

Tech: (keep quite)

Tech: You’ll need a new power supply.

User: No, I don’t! I just need to change the startup files.

Tech: Sir, the power supply is faulty. You’ll need to replace it.

User: No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup and it will fix the problem! All I need is for you to tell me the
command.

Tech support::

10 minutes later, the User is still adamant that he is right. The, tech is frustrated and fed up.
Tech support::(hush hush)

Tech: Sorry, Sir. We don’t normally tell our customers this, but there is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem.

User: I knew it!

Tech : Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know how it goes.

10 minutes later.

User : It didn’t work. The power supply is still smoking.

Tech : Well, what version of DOS are you using?

User : MS-DOS 6.22.

Tech : That’s your problem there. That version of DOS didn’t come with NOSMOKE. Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you the file. Let me know how it goes.

1 hour later.

User : I need a new power supply.

Tech support : How did you come to that conclusion?

Tech support : (hush hush)

User : Well, I rang Microsoft and told him about what you said, and he started asking questions about the make of power supply.

Tech: Then what did he say?

User: He told me that my power supply isn’t compatible with NOSMOKE.

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Height Of it all (Too Good)

15) Customer : I need a product identification number right now

Customer Care Officer : and may I help u in finding it out?

Cust : sure !!!!

CCO : could u left click on start and do u find ‘My Computer’?

Cust: I did left click but how the hell do I find your, computer?