There are many talented and highly experienced
people writing for the World Wide Web. Over the past 6 or 8 years of
following their work, a few have caught and held our interest. A man
in England, Harvey S Segal, eBook
author, newsletter editor, and website publisher, has shared
his experiences in a series of eBooks filled with Super Tips. He
published this one well before Trojan Horses, adware, spyware.
browser hijackers, etc, became the scourge that they are today. I
feel that is worthwhile sharing.
Security and Recovery
by Richard Rossbauer
There's an entry in the eBook
written by Harvey S. Segal (the Super Tips Guy) in which he
relates an experience many of us have recently encountered.
Harvey is author of many fine eBooks with hundreds and
hundreds of tips based on his years of publishing to the
In his book "101 Super Tips",
Tip No. 79 in the Chapter on Security and Recovery
tells how he was able to work around an Internet Explorer
browser problem and a spyware worm.
Very briefly, he had a backup browser already installed on his
You may not be an eBook author, newsletter editor and
publisher, or even maintain your own website, but if you find
and collect information of interest from the World Wide Web,
serious browser problems could lead to the loss of the data
libraries you worked so hard to build.
If you use Internet Explorer now without any problems -- fine.
Someday you might have a Trojan Horse drop a Internet Explorer
browser Hijacking worm in your computer.
This has happened to a lot of ordinary Internet surfers and
it's the reason so many of us have started to use Mozilla's
The important point in Harvey's Tip No. 79 is that he
was able to use a backup browser (Netscape) to obtain help to
resolve his problems.
The "101 Super Tips"
available as a free download HERE.
The other half dozen or
so tips in the Security and Recovery chapter and many
of the remaining 101 tips are well worth a few minutes of your
reading time, too.
As of writing this little report, Mazilla Firefox is our
default browser with Opera, Netscape, and AOL(Security
version) as a backups. Internet Explorer
still exists on our computers because it is not easily
removed and the latest versions are a lot ore stable and
The virus writers and hackers are not going to allow Firefox,
Netscape, Opera, or any of the other browsers to go unharmed.
Eventually these browsers will become bigger targets and the
attacks on them will only increase.
Maybe a backup browser would be good insurance.
Of course, the best defense is still to be extremely careful
when opening email attachments, and maintaining up to date
firewall, virus scanning, anti-spyware and spam removal
.... Richard Rossbauer
started his "Firewalls and Virus Protection" website and
"Security Alert News Reporter" to help everyday Internet users
navigate safely through the Cyber Space that has become a
'Cyber Jungle', loaded with ambushes and booby traps.
He promotes his "Computer Security Awareness Campaign" thru his website at
This report may be
copied and used at will so long as no edits or
are made to the content and links, and the full
attribute box is
included. We'd appreciate a short note telling when and where
you have posted it. Thank you....Richard (mailto:Richard@richardpresents.com)
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