Free Computer Security Software – A Leaking Seal!

95There is nothing wrong with taking less than adequate measures to prevent a bigger damage to anything you treasure if you have financial or other constraints, as long as this is done temporarily over a short time. Similar reasoning applies when it comes to computer security threats.

Unfortunately some (if not most) computer users tend to forget this. They search on the internet for free computer security software which they dump into their computers and hope for the best. Most of the free software developers consistently forget to inform the downloaders of the inadequacies of their software – and they are many and significant!

A simple search for free anti-spyware programs on any search engine yields significant results. If we exclude genuine beta-software from these results, almost all of these anti-spyware programs operate on the principle – “Get infected first, then call us”. In other words these programs are reactive. They scan and destroy spyware as it’s found in the user’s computer. The real downside of these programs is that they offer no real-time protection. Are you surprised? Maybe you’ve forgotten that “there’s no such thing a free lunch”!

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Can You Use Free Software to Do Transcription Work From Home?

94The most important software you’ll need to do digital transcription work from home is transcription software. After installing the transcription software and receiving an audio file, the software will recognize the digital file. The transcriptionist can open the file, hear the recording and transcribe it.

The digital transcriptionist listens to the recording by using transcription software and a foot pedal that is attached to the computer. The software and the foot pedal allow the transcriptionist to start, stop, rewind, forward, slow down and speed up the recording and keep their hands free for typing. You can even use the hotkeys provided with some of the free transcription software to stop, start, rewind and play the recording instead of using a foot pedal. But using a foot pedal will increase your productivity.

Transcription software works similarly to the way tape transcription machines are working. Once you get used digital files, they will be as easy to work with as the old cassette transcribers.

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Free Translation Software: Pros and Cons

93The introduction of translation software has contributed mightily to overcoming the language barriers induced by globalization. Even as English has become a universally recognized language in cross-border communication, international business affairs and global media, the importance of translation as means of reaching a wider audience is still essential.

News outlets, book publishers, film distributors and retailers expand their reach by introducing their products to foreign markets in multiple languages. Corporations are also expected to hire professional translators, both written and spoken, when dealing with their partners abroad. For small businesses and online publications with smaller budgets, translation software often proves as a viable alternative to costly translator services and expensive employees.

Individuals are just as eager to embrace these technological advantages in everyday communication. In an attempt to improve their web experience, Internet users often turn to automated online translators when viewing content on foreign websites. It gives them access to the information they could not read otherwise, and for people not fluent in English, this is an immense advantage.

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Get the Most From Your New Computer With These Free Software Programs

92Remember how excited you were to buy a new computer? You can’t wait to get it home, and set it up. You check out all the programs that came with the computer, but there’s a problem. One by one, you find out that these programs are “free to try”. They usually come with a 30 day trial period. After that you have to pay a yearly fee to use the program. While others will have a one-time fee. The point is that these fees are not cheap.

Consumers purchase computers for various reasons. They all have tasks that they want to perform on their computer. Only to find that it’s going to cost hundreds of dollars more to perform these tasks. Well I’ve got good news for you. There are absolutely free software programs available that will do everything that the paid versions will do. If you know where to find them.

I’ll show you how I find free software. The first thing I do is head over to download.cnet.com. This is a well established and trusted web site. On the right column of the home page you’ll find the category, “Most Popular Downloads”. This list of downloads is a great place to start our search for free software.

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Free Software Download For Windows – Do’s and Don’ts

91If you are looking for a website to download free software for Windows, you must be overwhelmed with the choices available out there on Internet. Those who are new to this field may find the task of choosing the right website and the right program a little scary at first because they will not have any idea what to expect, especially if both the website and the program they are downloading are new to them. Add to this the risk imposed by online threats like viruses, spyware, adware, and Trojans. Your computer may get infected with such malicious programs if you download an unknown software program from an unscrupulous website. Therefore, it is very important to follow certain dos and don’ts while downloading free programs from Internet. Following is a brief rundown about it.

Read The Instructions Thoroughly

Websites that offer freeware programs also provide detailed instructions for installation, daily updated new icons, screenshots and descriptions. The first thing that you have to do is to read those instructions and descriptions thoroughly. If you do not do this, you may experience some unpleasant surprises. For example, some freeware programs may require you to have licensed software already installed on your computer. So, if you do not have that licensed program in your PC, the shareware will not work at all. You will only end up wasting your time and precious space on the hard disk. You can avoid getting into such situations by reading the instructions thoroughly in advance.

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