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December 2 2011 Virus and Spam Newsletter

Hi there! Welcome to this week's newsletter!

How was your Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Did you get any great deals? Most people avoid the crazy retail rush altogether, but many splurge on the sales while they last. I'll be posting reviews of some hot techie items soon. First and most importantly this week, here is the latest article from the Virus and Spam site at

Your Child Online - Your child and the Internet can be a bad combination. Take it from a teenager - literally. This week's guest author, a 14-year-old teenage boy, describes the best ways to keep your child safe online.

Please visit My Virus and Spam Site for even more great content about protecting your PC.

In tech news this week: A software program is accused of being a major security threat. Carrier IQ is software that is pre-installed on many handhelds. The software tracks certain information that it considers relevant to the improvement of your service and hardware - or so they claim. According to a tech researcher Trevor Eckhart, they do a whole lot more than that - some of it not exactly legal in his opinion. I'm currently researching his claims and will update you when I know more.

Random seasonal info: Did you know that winter begins on December 22nd? Believe it or not - ten inches of snow melts down to just one inch of rain!

To participate in free, fun online discussions, the Virus and Spam site has a community forum all about Viruses and Spam.

This year is nearly over. Are you ready for a new year? How about your PC? Read my article about protecting your computer at the start of a new year. Virus and Spam Protection In 2011.

I hope to hear from you sometime soon, either in the forum or in response to this newsletter. I thrive on your feedback! Have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Rayna H. Battle, Virus and Spam Editor

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