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How safe is downloading programs?
A: Millions of users download software, much of it from free sites. I have been doing this for years. My suggestion is that if your anti-virus and anti-spyware software is current then you can download that software. Be aware that probably nothing obtained from the Internet can be regarded as absolutely 100% safe. However, with current anti-virus software installed and up-to-date I would rate your probability as over 99.99% safe and I feel that the absolutely miniscule risk is totally outweighed by the benefits obtained from good free software.
Although I am not familiar with your intended site, I have used site inspection software that operates in real time to verify that there are no active threats on that web page. The software that I used is LinkScanner and is a part of the AVG 8.0 Internet security suite. When you search for a site using a search engine, LinkScanner analyses all sites that are listed and gives a tick if OK. By hovering your mouse over that tick, more information will be displayed about that site. Note that LinkScanner is not included in the free ABG 7.5 version.
Spell check in Excel
Q: Does Word 07 Excel have a spell check? If it does, how do I find it please, and will it use my Aust and custom dictionaries?
A: Yes, Excel does have the spell check and if Office is correctly set up it will use your Australian dictionary. Click on the Spell icon or press F7 to start the spell check. For more options on spelling click on Preferences, via the Orb, and then Proofing.
Q: I use Outlook. I have a (university) address and a BigPond address. How can I get MUCH less (like none!!) spam/junk/porno email? It is increasing horrendously.
Unfortunately for the end users there is not easy fix. Adding spam senders to a blacklist is a waste of time as they use so many different addresses.
There are some programs that detect spam and mark it making filtering much easier and some move spam to a spam of junk folder. Also more and more ISPs implement spam filtering. Using such software will make it easier for you to filter out much of the incoming junk mail.
Where is my mail stored?
Q: Please!!!!!!!!! going overseas, need to move my mailfiles... inbox.. approx 2000 of them....on to new laptop, not connected, but have a removable hard disk. Running Outlook Express and Win XP Pro. Doing search *.mbx or pbx does not find any files. Please, could you help!!!!!???????
A: Outlook Express stores its data in *.DBX files so you must search for *.DBX.