StopBadWare.org – This group is backed by some big names n the computer industry such as Google, Sun Microsystems and Lenovo as well consumer’s groups and academia. Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Oxford University’s Internet Institute back this initiative to bring spyware and other malicious programs to a halt. Get involved!
The Anti-Spyware Coalition – A consumer action group who has teamed up with academia and the anti-spyware software industry to work together to get the spyware problem under control.
Get a Spyware & Computer Security Education
ITT Technical Institute – offers online classes in information security. You can get a Bachelor’s degree in this hot and exciting field from the comfort of your home. The course “Hacker Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling” will give you an understanding of how hacker’s break in to computer systems. By knowing what hackers know, you can begin to battle them.
PC Protection 101 – Free online class from - CNET teaches users how to protect PCs from spyware, viruses and worms, how to remove spyware and adware, reduce SPAM, create secure passwords and secure a wireless network.
Microsoft – Another very useful page from Microsoft that explains how to keep your computer safe from the plethora of online threats that exist.
Firewallguide.Com - A thorough site dedicated to computer security issues.
Windows Registry Driver Resources
Microsoft’s web page providing an overview of the Windows Registry.
Annoyances.Org – Provides some more information about the Windows Registry.
SpeedGuide.Net – Goes into some nice detail about the Windows Registry, settings and so forth.
Information Resources on Computer Terms, Errors & Problems
University of Maryland – Office of Information Technology – This site provides useful advice about overcoming numerous computer problems.
ComputerProblems.Org – Another good site that provides a forum where users can post computer information and discuss computer issues and problems as well as play computer games.
TechSupportForum.Com – An impressive website that provides help with virtually anything related to computers.
SecretGuide.Net – Is a great tutorial site that deals with everything related to computers, from software to hardware, the internet to programming.
PCstats.com – A great section of their site that deals with those frustrating “Blue Screen” errors.
InfoPackets.Com – A page of their domain that gives some good information about system32 issues and problems.
Microsoft – A great page to visit if you’re getting a lot of Windows Media Player error messages.
Worldstart.com - goes into a good description about System32 processes.
Microsoft - a page that gives information about certain types of System32 errors.
Wikopedia - A page of their site that provides some great information about "blue screen" errors, also known as the "blue screen of death".
Computerhelp.Com - A great site for information regarding the Dr. Watson utility.
Slsknet.Org - Another good site for providing information and help for the Dr. Watson utility.
Microsoft's - site dealing with Rundll and Rundll32 processes.
Familyinternet.about.Com - A very informative site that provides some good tips to help speed up your computer.
Wikipedia.Com - A page with a good introduction and explanation of Windows Installer.
Microsoft's - page about Windows Installer; very thorough and informative.
Appdeploy.com - a great page of their site dedicated to the Windows Installer utility.
Download.com - a page of their site dedicated to various ActiveX downloads.
Wikipedia.com - provides a good definition/explanation of ActiveX controls, definitely worth a look.
Developer.com - a section of their site that provides a great 2 part tutorial for ActiveX.
Techiwarehouse.com - here's a section of their site that provides another great tutorial for ActiveX.
Codeguru.com - a very thorough tutorial for ActiveX controls, aimed at computer programmers.
Duxcw.com - A good site that deals with disk errors.
Microsoft - a great section that deals with disk errors in Windows XP.
Qksoft.com - An informative site dealing with the various types of socket errors.
Codeguru.com- a discussion board about socket errors.
Microsoft - A page of their site that deals with Windows errors. Very informative.
Dlldump.Com - A a very thorough listing of Dll files available for download.
Dll-downloads.com - Provides downloads to Dll and other file types.
Codeguru.com - Provides a good tutorial for Dll files
Boondog.Com - A good site dealing with Dll tutorials.
Programmersheaven.Com - Another good site dealing with Dll files.
Computer 'Errors By Number'
Checkupdown.Com - Provides a good description and a good explanation about 'Error 403'.
Codestyle.Org - Provides some useful information about 'Error 500'.
Techsupt.winbatch.Com - Goes into a nice explanation of the causes of 'Errors 1001 & 1026'
SmartComputing.Com - Gives a good description of 'Error 1305' and how to fix it.
Microsoft's - own website dealing with 'Error 1606' issues.
Citrix.Com - Informative section of their site dealing with 'Error 1720'
Consumer.Installshield.Com - provides some very good information for resolving 'Error 1324' issues.
Forums.PCworld.co.nz - A discussion forum around causes and solutions to 'Error 2908'
GearSoftware.Com - provides an explanation of 'Error 4280'.
Resources For Speeding Up Your Computer
SlowComputerSalvation.Com - a very good site that goes into detail on how to fix slow computer.
Freedownloadscenter.com a great site with numerous resources for speeding up your PC and internet surfing.
PCworld.about.com a page of their site that gives some great tips to help those suffering with a slow running computer.
Smallbusinesscomputing.com has a great section with some information and advice on how to boost the performance of your PC.
PCanswers.co.uk gives some good advice on how to increase the startup speed of your PC.
Ezinearticles.com an article that gives some advice on making adjustments to Windows XP to speed up your computer system.
Microsoft a great advice section of their site that provides 4 ways to speed up your computer.
Familyinternet.about.com provides some good advice is youre suffering from a slow PC.
PCnineoneone.com provides some videos that give step-by-step instructions on how to increase the performance of your computer.
Thetechzone.com offers some detailed advice to increase the speed and performance of your computer.
Mobilityguru.com offers some very useful tips and advice on speeding up a slow laptop computer.
Update-Your-Drivers.com - one way to make your pc faster is to update drivers on a regular basis.
Destroy-The-Data.Com - permanently delete unwanted files and Web surfing activity. Destroy data today.
Misc Spyware Information
Spyware Defined – Educational page that helps clear up the confusion of spyware and “badware” . Has a list of FAQs about spyware and how to detect and remove it.
Social Engineering and Spyware – What's up with Social Engineering being linked to spyware? A column that looks at how social engineering makes spyware so pervasive.
Microsoft Webcast – Watch a webcast about Windows Defender, Introduction to Windows Defender, to learn about Windows Defender and how it can help protect your computer.
Businesses Beware – White paper discussing spyware and phishing scams. Reviews how these threats are affecting businesses and getting past traditional security software.
Truth on Adware: Learn How Advertisers Use Adware To Secretly Invade Your Privacy
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