Don’t Search for Free Goodies Online !
Searching for free music, games and screensavers can be hazardous to your computer
McAfee Inc. searched for more than 2,600 popular keywords on the most accepted search engines including Google and Yahoo! Buzz and found that certain keywords or search terms were riskier than others. McAfee said some search categories are used to lure unsuspecting consumers to their websites. Hackers and cybercriminals are often able to persuade searchers to download files carrying malicious software that can cause consumers to disclose their personal and financial data.
According to McAfee Inc., some of the riskiest searches on the Internet today are associated with either with finding items for free, such as music or screensavers, or looking for work that can be done from home.
Hackers are most successful when they can attract a large number of victims. One way to target big crowds online is to track current events-everything from celebrity meltdowns and natural disasters to holidays and popular music. One key tool cybercriminals use to snare victims is to get them to download a computer file or program that comes with a malicious payload.
Searching for free music downloads online is risky too. On an average, 20.7 percent of results were risky (compared to just 1.7 percent of all search terms) and on one results page out of the 25 search engine pages rated, McAfee found a whopping 42.9 percent of results risky. As consumers continue to convert their music libraries to digital formats like MP3 files, they also struggle with the cost of buying music they may already own in cassette, LP record, or other formats.
Dell India has announced the opening of the first Dell exclusive stores in India at New Delhi and Coimbatore. Both the stores will sell the company’s consumer range of products – Inspiron, Studio and XPS – and are a significant new addition to its consumer outreach strategy.
A key feature of the new Dell exclusive store is that it continues to offer the advantages of Dell’s direct model with the additional benefit of retail availability to browse touch and feel the product. Dell’s unique channel model makes it possible for the customers to see the products on the retail shelves and then place an order for the preferred model with the choice to customize the looks and configuration of the unit.
The customer already has the options to buy Dell PCs through its direct online or phone-based sales teams or through select Tata Croma and Staples stores. In addition, Dell consumer PCs are available at about 2,000 resellers across the country.
source: It Webquest
Chandigarh: Ultimately Dell has decided to start retailed business with laptop dealers. For this Dell has given affiliation codes to several dealers in India as well as Chandigarh. Very soon Dell users can buy models of Dell laptops from dealers.
Sony has launched all new models of Sony Vaio CR and Sony Vaio TZ series in India. This news is good for users who love branded laptops like Sony Vaio. These new models come with attractive look and at very competitive prizes compare to its previous models.
Chandigarh: Yesterday (22/2/2008) HP has conducted exhibition at Hotel Taj at Chandigarh. In this exhibition HP has invited his Business partner Fastrackcomputing Limited, principals of most of schools, teachers and scientists etc. HP has conducted three rounds of their program.
In the first rounds HP representative has told about this software like this software is helpful for teachers and science students. This software is also related with DBMS and teachers can use this software for wireless attendance, student records, maths and science subjects. This software also gives help to teach the student of above 5 years old.
In second round HP representative has given demo of this software and gives information about its features.
In third round HP has given information about Hardware configurations of laptops and Desktops. In laptops HP team members shows their latest commercial and normal models.
Amitab Bachan, Jimmy Shergil, and Bava Sehgal were also present at this exhibition held in Hotel Taj.
Chandigarh: Chandigarh’s Sec-20 Market is growing as a second Nehru place and the users of IT field can get maximum benefit of this market for most of their IT needs. Moreover for most of IT purposes users do not have any need to go Nehru place like online dealers, trading platform of computer hardware, computers, laptops, notebooks, games etc. you can get at latest and best prices.
There is a very good news for Acer and Compaq laptops users as both Acer and Compaq models have decreased prizes of almost all the models by Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000. This prize range has been come with effect from Feb. 12, 2008.
So now Compaq and Acer users can get them with dropped prize range. Both models are available at Fastrackcomputing.net online and at showrooms. At showroom demo of some models is also available.
Advanced Micro Devices on Monday launched for PC gamers a two-chip graphics card that it hopes will give it a lead in price and performance over rival Nvidia.
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 combines two graphics processors on a single board, giving it nearly double the performance of the single-chip Radeon HD 3870 introduced in November 2007, according to AMD. The latest graphics card tops a Teraflop, or 1 trillion floating point operations per second, which is the equivalent of a trillion mathematical calculations per second.
High-end graphics cards target hardcore gamers looking for realism in 3-D effects used in many videogames today. To get peak performance, game enthusiasts will use multiple graphics cards and use software tools to boost the clock speed of CPUs.
AMD’s latest product would compete with Nvidia’s GeForce 8800 Ultra that starts at $630. The Radeon HD 3870 X2 has a suggested retail price of $449.
AMD’s new graphics card will also support the company’s CrossFire X technology, which makes it possible to use up to four cards on a single computer to further boost performance. CrossFire X competes with Nvidia’s scalable link interface, or SLI. AMD plans to release software to enable CrossFire X support for the HD 3870 X2 late in the current quarter.
Keeping in view of Indian Market Acer has launched its new Acer 4315 with
Intel Celeron 1.73 GHz
80 GB HDD
512 MB DDR II
LAN Card, WIFI, Modem
1 Year warranty and
Toshiba has aggressively dropped its laptop prize range for their users so that they can get more benefit from Toshiba products. As now users can get Toshiba Celeron in just 24,990 and Toshiba Core2Duo is available in 39,990 prize range.