Popup Internet Security Alert 2010… it’s a FAKE!!!!!

Bill Barrett –  GrinninBarrettBand

Hey folks I am writing this article to send you a very important message. Internet Security Alert 2010 is fake antivirus removal software. Do not and I repeat do not click on this popup or try to x out of it, if you do it will download a software that will infect your computer. To avoid, do an immediate Alt Ctrl delete which will open up task manager and end this task. Trust me I know what I am talking about because I was a victim of this plague, and suffered the consequences of it. On January 19th I was surfing the net looking for some information and this popup came up, some how I realized this message was not legit, and was unaware of the consequences when I tried to X out of it, and that’s when disaster occurred!!! It immediately started to download in my computer and that’s where all hell broke loose!! My computer was now infected with this disease that was now working its way in to my C drive and automatically saving itself as an application program file.

Extremely hard to remove, it uses Rootkit, an application which will mimic, in this case  my Microsoft files, and found a way to hide itself in my computer. It is extremely intelligent, and once implanted, it has the ability to update it self and cause further Chaos!!!  I tried doing systems restore to an earlier date, but it was too late, this infection was already taking control of my computer. At this point I knew I needed to talk to a professional and decided to call Microsoft. When you first call you will get a message directing you to their website Safety.Live.Com and they will run a scan on your system files, so I did just that.  In most cases this scan will pick out and remove spyware and other threats to your system.

Unfortunately in my case this scan did not work because the infection found a way to hide in my system, as I said before it is constantly updated it self all the time. I knew now I needed to talk to tech support at Microsoft: http://safety.live.com and called them back. After explaining the situation to them they immediately responded to my needs and started to work on the problem. Believe it or not, it took us 10 hours on the first day to remove the Internet Security Alert 2010 virus, like I  said earlier, this virus has a mind of its own and continues to update itself like any viral infection or a flu virus. After dealing with that issue my technician Richard soon discovered another infection, this one was preventing me from getting Internet Access. Having been a long day we decided to call it quits. This new infection would have to be dealt with on the following day. We are now into day two and five hours later the other infection has been removed.  It took a total of 15 hours altogether to get my computer up and running free of all infections.

Thank you Richard

Great job!!!

Part 6: The MAGIC Factor to Achieving Your Goals

Review: INTRO, GETTING READY & PARTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Typically, the first thought that comes to mind after writing down a goal is, “What do I need to do to accomplish this?” That, unfortunately, is not the right question to ask.

Let me give you an example—When I was single and ready to find my wife and be married, I made a long list of the qualities of the perfect woman (for me). I filled up more than 40 pages describing my wife to be in great detail—her personality, character, key attributes, attitudes and philosophies about life, tastes, interests, even what kind of family she’d come from, culture, and of course physical makeup down to the texture of her hair, etc. I wrote in depth what our life would be like and what we’d do together.

I then had my goal and it was specific, measureable, attainable (I hoped!), relevant and time-sensitive. If I then asked, ‘What do I have to do to find and get this girl?,’ I might still be on that butterfly chase. Jim Rohn taught me, “Success is not something you pursue. What you pursue eludes you. Success is something you attract by the person you become. If you want to have more, you must become more.” So what I did was CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE







Dealing with Daily Distractions

distractions 207x300 Dealing with Daily DistractionsScript: 5 minutes of your life.

You are sitting at your desk trying to concentrate on your project.

“I really need to get it done by the end of the day… Let’s see… What are the numbers for the last month?… Hold on. Is that a new email? It might be from Terry.”

You open the email box…
“No that’s just spam. Why would I want to buy a Rolex watch?! … Where was I? Numbers for the last month… God, who is writing to me on Facebook? I’ll just say I’m busy… Finally!… Numbers for the last month should be right here… Great!”

Janice from her desk: “Oh my God! Look at that! Hold on! I’ll send it to you!”

You accepting an image file… waiting for it to download… opening it. It is a picture of a KITTEN!

You to Janice, “It’s cute!” while thinking, “Why in the world would she send me a picture of a cat?! I really don’t have time for this! Where was I? Right… Numbers for the past month…”

Distractions can be very annoying, especially when you are trying to get some work done. They are like thousands of midges swarming around you and following you everywhere you go, making it impossible for you to focus on important tasks.

Just by eliminating those daily distractions alone you will instantly improve your focus, double your productivity and avoid unnecessary stress.

Here is how to do it:

1. Block out the noise. Our brain actually starts to deal with distractions the day we are born. A large portion of the incoming information is blocked to prevent us from feeling overwhelmed. The two main senses that we rely on the most are vision and hearing.

The results of much psychological research show us that we mainly get distracted by visual stimuli as well as unwanted acoustic information. The solution to the distraction problem is genial, because it is so simple – get ear plugs or put on a pair of headphones without listening to any music. When you block one of the senses, the other senses become heightened. But it also helps to improve your focus.

2. Avoid visual stimulation. It has been shown that we only block out about 20% of what comes in through our eyes. This is why we need to keep all visual distractions to a minimum. Most of us do not even notice that our eyes are repeatedly turning to email pop-ups, flashing banners, clutter around our desk, tens of icons on our desktop or the person sitting in front of us.

Therefore, turn off your IM, Twitter, Facebook, email notifications. Remove all the clutter from your desk and your desktop. If you work in an open-plan office, find a spot where you will not be directly facing someone. At home just close the door (lock it if you can) and inform your family members that you will be busy working for about an hour.

3. Look busy and be strong. Frequently we feel that it is not polite to ignore another person or ask them not to disturb you. This is counter-productive, because when you try to “be nice” and respond to people, who are disturbing you, your irritation and anxiety will show in your tone of voice and your body language. You actually give people the impression that you do not enjoy talking to them or that they annoy you.

Do not be shy, let people know from the start that you are busy and you need time to concentrate. In general, other people are very respectful of another person’s time and do not want to disturb someone who they know is busy working. Therefore, look busy and ignore all distractions. If your colleague starts to talk to you, pretend you do not hear them and just bob your head in response.

4. Eliminate “snooze” effect. Often when we know that we have a lot to do, we feel tempted to work for hours and ignore the signals that our body sends us, like “I’m hungry”, “I’m tired” or “I need to go to the bathroom”. If you are hungry, your thoughts will continue to come back to the half chicken salad sandwich that has been lying in your fridge since this morning. Trying to suppress our body’s signals or your curiosity is similar to hitting “snooze” on your alarm clock. It will continue to ring again  every few minutes, distracting you over and over again.

If you are hungry, your back hurts, or you are wondering how your spouse’s job interview went – just get up and eat that sandwich, make yourself a cup of coffee, call your spouse and then satisfied get back to your project.

5. Calm your mind. We often blame others for distracting us, but in reality we can be our own biggest distraction. Do you know those tiresome thoughts that buzz in your head when you are trying to concentrate? “I forgot to call my mom”, “I must remember to buy salt, otherwise I won’t be able to make pasta tonight”, “I wonder what John is doing this weekend”. Our mind is like a wild monkey randomly jumping from one thought to another, making it impossible to stay focused on the task at hand.

Meditation is a great way to calm your thoughts and improve your concentration. Whenever you feel overwhelmed close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, relax your body and concentrate for a few minutes on your breathing. Feel the sensation of air enter you nostrils, feel your lungs widen, your diaphragm lowering. Imagine how with every breath you take you breathe in relaxation and breathe out tension and anxiety.

Let your thoughts flow naturally. If you feel that your mind is starting to wander, gently bring your attention back to the breathing pattern. It takes a little practice, but it is a great way to restore your energy, improve concentration and boost your productivity.

 Dealing with Daily Distractions