Eric Skantze's PC Safety Page

Leave no tracks on your computer!


This applies to medped's PC:s at BMC, Lund University, Sweden.



If you have used Netscape and clicked on an email address and written a mail
using the "Composition" pop-up, you should:
Click on "Communicator", then click on "Messenger Mailbox", "Sent", indicate your message,
delete it,"Trash", indicate your message and delete it. Now you can click on the
"X"-sign to get rid of the Messenger mailbox.

When finished with Netscape: Click on "Communicator" (sometimes it's "Windows").
Click on "History", then "Edit", then "Select All" and at last on "Delete".
Click on "X" to get rid of "History".
Click on "Edit", then on "Preferences", then on the"+"-sign on "Advanced",
then on "Cache", then on "Clear Disk Cache", then on "OK" and then again on "OK".
Click on "X" to get rid of Netscape.

You can also clear Cache if you start the "Explorer" (Utforskaren").
Where you find "Cache" differs, but this sometimes apply: Click on the "+"-sign at "C", "Program",
"internet", "Netscape", "Users", ""username"", "Cache".
Don't try to delete the file "fat.db". It's protected. Click on the first file after "fat.db",
ie the uppermost at left and then slide the list to the right
and then keep the "Shift" (arrow pointing upwards) down.
With the "Shift" pressed down you click on the last file
(the one most to the right and downmost in that row).
With all activated, blue, you then click on ??? ("Arkiv") and then "Delete" ("Ta bort").
You then confirm that you wish to remove those files.
It's prudent to empty the trash bin as deleted files sometimes are collected there.
You can now click down "X" the "Explorer" ("Utforskaren").
Then click on "Quit"? ("Avsluta"). Confirm this and turn off with "Power".
Always remember to "Log out" and confirm this when necessary. Sign out completely.

Students with their own mail account should log out from:
"Nštverket, Hela nštverket, Netware or comp.net. Then indicate "Student X".
Arkiv - Utloggad. Don't turn off the computer.

Bookmarks for Encryption, Anti-Virus Programs and Firewalls: See my Bookmark Pages

Macroviruses are often spread through the dissemination of documents
written in MS Word (.doc). If you save your document in the
Rich Text Format (.rtf) before you send it, you avoid sending a virus.
The RTF can't include any macroviruses. Word documents certainly can!



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