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04-29-08, 03:00 AM
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Dear computer user:
We are International Computer Safety(ICS) Team. [Public Organization]

Recently "Spyware authors offer dollars for downloads: Spyware authors
are offering financial rewards to botnet operators and other cyber-
criminals who covertly install their spyware, security experts warned
today."(News Report From Vnunet.com,19 Mar 2008 ).
Consequently, numerous enterprises and people got their computers

To protect computer users, we sent this "safety tips" :

· Recent statistics indicating that more than 90% computers are
infected with spyware.US home computer users are infected with an
average of 30 pieces of spyware on their PCs.(webroot.com)
· Spyware on corporate computers causes serious network downtime at
more than one-quarter of small and midsize businesses (SMBs).[CompTIA
· Spyware programmers not only steal money by intercepting credit card
numbers and bank accounts, but also get big money by selling
commercial secrets or staff information of certain enterprises to
their rivals.
We have noticed more postings in the Microsoft Windows XP newsgroups
about these threats. Many of the postings ask how they can tell if
they have spyware on their systems and how to remove spyware if they
find it. A small handful asks how to fix problems left over after
removing spyware.

· If you have recently used e-mail,We suggest that you check your
computerwith Anti-Spyware(e.g:Spyware Doctor,Windows Defender) .

· If you suspect that your computer or network has been infected, you
might want to run a virus checker or spyware remover to make sure that
your systems are free of viruses and other spurious software.

These spywares are enormous threats to computer users. So hurry up
and prevent your computer from spywares!

In order to protect your computer from viruses and spyware,please
follow the Top 8 Cyber Security Practices by “The National Cyber
Security Alliance”(NCSA) The National Cyber Security Alliance's Top
Eight Cyber Security Practices are practical steps you can take to
stay safe online and avoid becoming a victim of fraud, identity theft,
or cyber crime.

(NCSA)Top 8 Cyber Security

1. Protect your personal information. It's valuable.
2. Know who you're dealing with online.
3. Use anti-virus software, a firewall, and anti-spyware software to
help keep your computer safe and secure.
Note: If you are choosing Anti-Spyware make sure you choose one
that is proven and has genuine awards from one or more world leading
research labs such a PC Magazine, PC World, CNET, ICSA, PC Pro
Magazine, PC Authority, PC Answers and other trusted labs. More
importantly do not use ratings from unknown review websites, as often
these are designed to mislead you into purchase of affiliated,
inferior or rogue product.(e.g:Spyware Doctor,Ad-Aware,Spybot - Search
& Destroy,Windows Defender ,etc.)Click here to learn more !

4. Be sure to set up your operating system and Web browser software
properly, and update them regularly.
Note:Hackers also take advantage of unsecured Web browsers (like
Internet Explorer or Netscape) and operating system software (like
Windows or Linux).You can also use Firefox to enhance online
security. Click here to learn more !
5. Use strong passwords or strong authentication technology to help
protect your personal information.
6. Back up important files.Click here to learn more !
7. Learn what to do if something goes wrong.
8. Protect your children online.

For questions or concerns regarding your account, please visit our
Official Website or blog

International Computer Safety(ICS) Team

Our mission is to encourage safe, secure and stable personal
we are on your side to battle the effects of unwanted infiltrators and
dangerous threats to your economic well-being!

Please forward this message to your friends or other staffs in your
company to remind them of the safety issue. You can also copy this
message to your website or blog.Thanks! Let us jointly deal with the
invasion of dangerous information, and maintain the world's network in
a safe condition!