How Do I Bypass this Web Blocking?

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I’m using Asus laptop running Vista 32-bit version. When I attempt to access any number of different themed websites, I get a message on the resulting page telling me that “Juniper web blocking has made this page unavailable.” I don’t remember ever seeing this software much less installing it, so I’m going to assume that this one slipped by me. It’s becoming a royal pain. When checking it out, I found that it’s commercial software aimed at the corporate sector. What I’m trying to find out is if you can help me delete it without formatting my computer?

I don’t think I can tell you how to get Juniper Networks web blocking software off your computer… simply because I don’t believe it’s on your computer.

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Is it safe to let my daughter purchase online using my email address?

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My daughter is using my email address to purchase goods instead of using her own email address. Is this a dangerous procedure?

It depends on two things: what you think of your daughter and what she thinks of you. 🙂

Now, I’m assuming that we are only talking about your email address and not your credit card. When you are handing over financial information to someone else, even your daughter, that’s a whole other game and a different set of issues.

When we come down to just the email address, things are actually relatively safe, but there are a few risks that you (and she) should keep in mind.

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I’ve been blocked because my IP address is on a blacklist. What do I do?

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Recently, some forums are not allowing me to register because they claim I’m a spammer. The administrator on one of them emailed me that my IP address is on some kind of blacklist. Now, I’ve checked my IP address on many blacklists and I was all green and clean so what’s the matter here? Should I or could I change my IP address? Is there any way to locate that blacklist and get me taken off?

IP address blacklists are normally unreliable and a poor approach to controlling whatever it is people are trying to control. But administrators definitely use them.

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Is there an ISP that I can use in two different places?

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I’m a snowbird. We live in Des Moines, Iowa in the summer and in Arizona in the winter. I have CenturyLink. I have more trouble with it than it’s worth. I’d like to know of an internet service that I can take back and forth and it doesn’t cost too much. I currently pay about $20. They never get the order right; I lose them all the time and I’m getting tired of it.

Traditional ISPs are almost always location-centric. The company that connects through the telephone or cable connections that come into your home is the one that provides the internet.

Two different locations will almost always require two different traditional ISPs. Even if the ISP happens to be the same company in both locations, then you’re still typically looking at two separate accounts in those two locations: one for each.

There are few solutions.

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Will Malware Infect the Backups on My Connected Backup Drives as Well?

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You stated elsewhere that typically backup images are not compromised by malware. Is this because the malware works by searching for specific file types and the backup file types aren’t in the list? As I understand it from your articles on encryption, a complete disk could be encrypted rather than only some of the content. Could an external drive being used for backup storage be so encrypted by malware?

Typically, backup images and drives are not affected by malware. I have to say “typically” because things can happen, but it’s just not very common.

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