Speeding Up Internet Searches,Internet Security for Free

Increase your Internet surfing speed by Google

Google is here to help again,this time with a software that will considerably increase your surfing speed and save you a lot of time.Google Web Accelerator is a FREE application developed by Google that speeds up web browsing by pre-fetching and caching the sites you visit often,which leads to a faster page load for those with high speed connections (DSL or Cable). Dial up speeds are improved only marginally.This tool has a little indicator that keeps you informed on the total web browsing time it has saved you. It does not cache/store any sensitive data that uses the HTTPS protocol - effectively meaning that your internet banking transactions are safe and never stored on a Google server.But there is also a little cach to this.For accelerating internet speed google keeps a check of our browsing habits,that is it keeps a record of the sites we visit often.But they do state that they won’t sell sensitive information.Anyways the google search that we use everyday also tracks our search results(if you didnt know that yes it does).So this is not of much concern.All in all,Google Web Accelerator is really worth it.It can effectively maximize your browsing speed and it works both in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.So give it a try.

Speeding Up Internet Searches

When you go to a web site, the first thing that happens is that a query goes out to the DNS server for IP address of the web site.In order to eliminate this query, you can simply add the IP address and web name into the HOSTS file in the Windows directory.To find the IP address, just PING the web name (ping www.blogger.com)
Showing Your Actual Modem's Connection Speed
Normally when you open up the modem icon in the system try, it shows the port connect speed.So
see your actual modem speed:
Go Control Panel Open up the Modems icon Click Properties Click on the Connection tab Click the Advanced button In the Extr Settings, put ATW2L0 (the last character is a zero) Increasing Modem Performance

To increase modem performance when connecting to the Internet:

Disable compression on your modem In SYSTEM.INI under 386enh section put in: COMxBUFFER=1024 (x is your modem port number ) Add AT%C0 (that's a zero),to the extra settings line of your modem's properties. Switch errror correction off

Backing Up Your ISP Settings
If you want to save your ISP settings (name, phone, login id etc.) for future installations:
Start Regedit Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ RemoteAccess Select Registry / Export Registry Make sure Selected branch is checked For the name, enter any name that will help you remember the purpose of the .reg file Now if you need to restore your ISP settings after a new installation of Windows, you just need to import this file Forcing Alpha-Numeric Passwords
In order to force passwords that just use alpha-numeric characters
Start Regedit Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Network Create a DWORD entry called AlphanumPwds Give it a value of 1

Using More Than One Modem at a Time

(Win98, WinME and Win2000) If you have two phone lines in your home and want to use them both to dial out,you can use MultiLink, which will effectively double your connection speed.
Create a dial-up connection like your normally would.
Right click on the icon and select Properties
Click on the Multilink tab
Click on Use additional devices
Click on the Add
Click on the other modem you would like to use
If your ISP allows, you can use the same phone number, otherwise enter an additional phone number to dial.
You should now connect with both modems.
You can confirm this by opening up your dial up connection in the System Tray after you connect.


Backing Up Your ISP Settings

If you want to save your ISP settings (name, phone, login id etc.) for future installations:
Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ RemoteAccess
Select Registry / Export Registry
Make sure Selected branch is checked
For the name, enter any name that will help you remember the purpose of the .reg file
Now if you need to restore your ISP settings after a new installation of Windows, you just need to import this file

Test your Computer and Internet Security for Free!!!!!!

Internet is a swarm of malicious code and pesky hackers ready at all times to peek into your personal data and information. One should never forget that there are many people trying to get access to your machine without you knowing it.
The first thing you must do is to get an Anti spyware software,Firewall and an Anti virus software. These three are the bare essentials that one must have.
But the problem is not solved by just installing and using these softwares.
Due to new worms,trojans and spyware being created everyday it is very important to continuously monitor the efficiency of these softwares.
HERE ARE TWO SOURCES WHERE YOU CAN TEST YOUR INTERNET SECURITY FOR FREE !!!!!
1. GRC.com :This will check all the open ports on your computer and will basically check the integrity of your firewall.It will warn you of almost all the vulnerabilities your computer might be at risk with.So a MUST CHECK OUT

2.Symantec Security check :This test is by Symantec,the creator of Norton Anti virus....as everyone would know.This scan will check your computer for possible virus and trojan threats and vulnerability of your Pc to hackers.
It is strongly advised to run these tests and test how powerful and efficient your computer security is ?
Also check out the Best Antispyware softwares on the net .

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