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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
07 JUL 2010
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Cyber Schooling / Spam Solutions / Rootkits / CPU Benchmarking / Geekly Update / Quad Core
In today's TOURBUS, something just feels different. Maybe it's because I'm a grandpa! Here's a peek at the adorable Baby Nathan with me and my daughter.

And now, back to our regularly scheduled bus ride through cyberspace... In this issue, you'll learn about Cyber Schooling, how to take control of your inbox with Anti-Spam Solutions, and how to Remove a Rootkit. I've also got some tips on testing the speed of your computer by running a CPU Benchmark test, the latest Geekly Update, and the scoop on Quad Core Processors. Read on!


Educate Yourself on Cyber Schooling
Cyber schooling - sometimes called "distance learning" - is an increasingly popular educational model at all levels. The majority of colleges and universities offer at least some online courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. And virtual K-12 schooling enables many students to learn at home at their own paces.

Learn more about cyber schooling, virtual academies and other online schooling options for K-12 students, college and beyond...

Anti-Spam Solutions
The average email user is bombarded with over 2,000 spam messages per year, according to a consensus of spam fighters. Your daily deluge of spam includes overt unsolicited sales pitches, sneaky phishing scams, and messages which lure you to click on dangerous attachments.

It's become more than just an annoyance, since spam emails can also be malicious. Here's the latest info on the damage that spam can do, and how to protect your inbox...

How Do I Remove a Rootkit?
Rootkits, a relatively recent malware innovation, raise the stakes in computer security considerably. Typically, a rootkit is designed to take control of the infected computer with administrator ("root") privileges, and do so without the user's awareness.

But even worse, rootkits often elude detection by mainstream anti-malware software. Here are some tips on how to detect and remove a rootkit from your computer...

How to Run a CPU Speed Test
How fast is your computer's central processing unit (CPU) compared to others? That's one question that CPU benchmarking -- the act of testing the performance of a device using one or more standard test programs -- can help you answer. Another question is whether your particular CPU is performing up to manufacturer's specs.

CPU benchmarking can answer those questions. Here's how to test your own CPU with free benchmarking software...

Geekly Update
Is tech overload causing you to lose your ability to HEY LOOK, A BUTTERFLY! focus? Is an army of self-folding origami taking over Harvard Square? And has the iPhone made the optometrist obsolete?

Get answers to these burning questions, and find out what else is new in the tech world by reading the latest Geekly Update...

What is a Quad Core Processor?
You will often see references to "Quad-core technology" when looking at high-performance personal computers. A "core," in hardware jargon, is part of a CPU that reads and executes program instructions. Quad-core is leading-edge computing power, very fast and of course more expensive than single or dual-core processors. But what is quad-core on a technical and practical level? Read on to find out...

Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft - here's how to get 3 free credit reports each year.
Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Free Online College
Everyone knows that college is not cheap. But did you know that some college courses are free, online?
Magic Jack Phone
Magic Jack is a device that plugs into your PC for cheap phone service. Is it a scam, or does it do what it promises?
Free AntiVirus Software
Staying safe online doesn't have to cost big bucks. Here are my picks for the best FREE anti-virus software.

Free PC Matic - Performance & Security Scan

PC Matic is a collection of award winning PC Pitstop technologies in one integrated architecture.

No other product on the market today will do as much to improve the overall performance, security & stability of your PC.

Run a Free PC Matic Scan Now!


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