There is a new virus that is being called the April Fools Day Virus, also known as Conficker-C. This virus is thought to have infected anywhere from 5 to 10 million computers already which are setting dormant until Wednesday April 1st 2009. The infected computers have not shown many signs of the virus as of yet, but it is believed that on April 1st the "Master" computer is going to gain control of all infected computers. This can mean various things, this virus could, collect and steal your personal information, could wipe out your hard drive, and can spread to any other computer that is on your network. More than likely the virus will try to get people to buy software to remove the virus from the infected machine. This virus will stop your computer from receiving windows updates which could prevent the virus from harming your computer. This virus is also thought to evolve over time and the author appears to be making updates to the virus, which makes it more difficult for antivirus software to detect and remove.

What you can do to see if your computer is infected:

  • Check to see if you have received Windows Updates for the month of March
  • Make sure that your antivirus is up to date
  • Run Windows Updates by opening Internet Explorer and clicking on Tools-Windows Update

More than likely if you have received Windows Updates and your antivirus is up to date then your computer should be fine. It is always a good idea to regularly run Antispyware software on your computer, such as MalWareBytes and SpyBot Search and Destroy, you can find this software by visiting the Software section of this website.

Have you ever wonder how to delete you browsing history from Internet Explorer or from Mozilla Firefox? Well you are not alone, this is a very common question and is much easier to do then you may think. I will walk you through this procedure, it only takes a few minutes. I will start with Internet Explorer since it is the most widely used Internet browser on the web.

In internet Explorer click on

Tools-Internet Options

You will then see a window, this is where you can delete your browsing history, first click the delete cookies button and hit OK, this will clear any passwords that you have saved to websites that you have visited. You will then need to click on delete files and check the delete offline content box and click OK. Next you need to click on Clear History and click Yes.

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Next click on The Content Tab. You will then see the Auto Complete Button, click on it and you will see another window, click on Clear Forms and Clear Passwords

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You have now completed deleting your browsing history from Internet Explorer. Next I will show you how to delete your browsing history from Mozilla Firefox. Firefox is much easier to clear your browsing history. First you need to click on Tools and then Clear Browsing History.

Clear Firefox History

You can check any of the boxes that you wish to delete and then click OK.

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Last time you cleaned out your closet, you may have considered your local consignment store or donation center. Those are great options, and plenty of people still rely on these as their first stop for affordable goods. But secondhand shopping apps are creating a resale renaissance that's changing what we buy and how we buy it. 

Secondhand consignment site and mobile app ThredUp noted in a recent report that secondhand retail grew 21 times faster than the traditional retail apparel market in the last three years alone, thanks to online shopping and mobile apps. Just last month, Macy's and JCPenney announced that several of their department stores will soon have sections stocked with secondhand fashion from ThredUp. 

Options for selling your gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and even home goods go far beyond just eBay or Craigslist. Dozens of apps offer ways for individuals to buy or sell used items. Heck, you can even sell your car or home online.

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In August, JCPenney and Macy's announced plans to test in-store ThredUp collections in select cities.

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Those options deserve a fair amount of caution and skepticism for such large purchases, but it's proof of the broader trend. In an age of buying pretty much everything online, it makes sense that secondhand retail stands a real chance at revolutionizing the industry.   

What is secondhand retail, exactly? 

"Secondhand" means anything resold after its original purchase from a manufacturer or retailer, regardless of the item's condition. Whether it's NWT ("New With Tags"), EUC ("Excellent Used Condition) or "preloved," secondhand items offer a valuable alternative, even to bargain stores like TJ Maxx or Ross.

You have dozens of options if you're looking to buy or sell secondhand items on a mobile app.

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Facebook Page Created As Joke To "Storm Area 51" Becomes Viral Sensation

An alienlike statue displays a sign welcoming guests to the Little A'le' Inn restaurant and gift shop in Rachel, Nevada, which'll be the site of much insanity this weekend.

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Area 51 has long been a rich piece of American pop culture. Are aliens kept there? Super secret spaceships? Men in black with memory-wiping devices? The Nevada facility regularly pops up in movies like Independence Day and TV shows like The X-Files, but it made the news this summer for a joke that turned into an actual planned event.

How did it start?

In June 2019, Matty Roberts, a 21-year-old Bakersfield, California, college student, created a Facebook event titled Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us. The supposed joke event urged people to raid the US government facility on Friday, Sept. 20.

"We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry," the original text read. "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let's see them aliens." ("Naruto run" refers to an especially awkward way of running depicted in the Japanese anime Naruto, where main character Naruto Uzumaki flings his arms out behind him.)

As a joke, the event is an entertaining play on America's lengthy fascination with extraterrestrials and the mysterious Area 51. But as a real event, it left a lot to be desired.

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The US Air Force warned people that storming its property wouldn't be taken lightly.

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