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No More Computer Snoops

Friday, July 27th, 2007 by | Filed Under: Security Help
 
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No More Computer Snoops

If you’re like me, you value your privacy; both in your home and on your computer. It seems that we all tend to think that just because we are using our computer at home and no one can access it unless they’re given permission, our private documents and files are safe. Well, that’s just not always the case!

What if I told you there is a possibility that a stranger could access your personal information on your computer from anywhere in the world? What if I told you a stranger could use your computer remotely, without your permission or knowledge? They can track every move you make and could even have access to your credit card numbers, social security number and other valuable personal information that you may have stored on your computer.

Well, in order to help protect you from identity theft and snooping in general, I wanted to share this tip that I even use on my own computer all the time. Check it out!

Note: This tip is for Windows XP users, however, it can probably be done with other operating systems as well.

Step 1: Go to the Start menu.

Step 2: Click on the Control Panel.

Step 3: In the Control Panel menu, click Performance and Maintenance.

Step 4: Under the Performance and Maintenance menu, click on System.

Step 5: In the System menu, click on the Remote tab.

Step 6: Under the Remote tab, make sure no boxes are checked for remote assistance or access. Once you’ve double checked them, click the OK button at the bottom of the box.

That’s it. Now, you can be sure that no one is snooping in your private documents and files. You will no longer be tracked by snoops and no one can use your computer without your permission. Oh yeah!

~ Becky Miles

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