September 3, 2004


a significant new version of Ad-Aware is available. I highly recommend periodically scanning your computer. A quote:

Ad-Aware is designed to provide advanced protection from known Data-mining, aggressive advertising, Parasites, Scumware, selected traditional Trojans, Dialers, Malware, Browser hijackers, and tracking components. With the release of Ad-Aware SE Personal edition, Lavasoft takes the fight against Spyware to the next level.

Get it here. Thanks to Greg for the heads-up.

Posted by calv0016 at 3:08 PM

August 31, 2004

Microsoft security chief uses Firefox

Just in case you missed my oh so subtle point in yesterday's bloggings, perhaps you should consider using the browser that the Microsoft security chief uses - Firefox.

New source here

Posted by calv0016 at 9:12 PM


By now it is clear to many people that with the continued incidence of computer viruses, worms, trojans, parasites, goons, goblins, and maleficient vapors, one should either be extremely vigilant (not likely for most medical students) when using Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Outlook Express, or find a better alternative. May I suggest Mozilla, winner of "Best of 2003, Web Browser" by PC World Magazine, "Best Web Browser, 2003" by LinuxJournal Magazine, and "Beyond Bliss" by Time Magazine.

A few options:
- for both a very stable web browser and mail client, try vanilla Mozilla

- For a more cutting-edge (read: developmental) browser, try Mozilla Firefox.

- For a more cutting-edge email client, try Mozilla Thunderbird

And just in case you think all this Mozilla stuff is only for the geeks, Wired now lists Firefox as "wired," Mozilla as "tired," and Explorer as "expired."

Posted by calv0016 at 12:31 AM