Computer Solutions

Virus alert:

Don?t open FBI e-mail

Stop and think before you click. Don?t open those e-mail attachments that appear to be from the FBI. They might contain a computer virus. The FBI late last week warned computer users that scam artists pretending to be FBI agents are at work spreading the computer virus. These e-mails do not come from the FBI. The FBI does not engage in the practice of sending unsolicited e-mails to the public in this manner. The warning to the public was prompted by an ongoing mass e-mail in which computer users receive unsolicited e-mails purportedly sent by the FBI.

The scam e-mails tell recipients their Internet use has been monitoread by the FBI?s Internet Fraud Complaint Center, and that they have accessed illegal Web sites. The e-mails then direct recipients to open an attachment and answer questions, but the attachments contain a computer virus. The FBI does have an Internet Crime Complaint Center, which is located in West Virginia. That center, however, is investigating the ongoing scam and not — as the scammers claim — monitoring the Internet use of ordinary people. Once again, you have to browse the internet cautiously, and think before you click!

Tech Toys

Oh the joy of tech toys. This week?s tech toy is the much anticipated Sony PlayStation Portable other wise known as PSP. Due out in North America in mid March.  It?s loaded with all kinds of goodies. It?s a portable entertainment system that offers music, movies, games, communication, and wireless networking. It has a 4.3? wide screen, full color LCD screen. The graphics are second to none to Sony?s PlayStation 2. Gaming has evolved. Coming soon, so watch for it!

Computer Questions

Question: How do I set the time on my

p/c Clock?

Answer: Double click on the time in the lower right corner of your screen.  Highlight the numbers of the time that you want to change and then use the arrow keys to adjust. After adjusting the time make sure that you click on the time zone tab. Click Mountain Time if you live in Tumbler Ridge, and then make sure you uncheck the adjustment for daylight savings.

Please send your computer questions to and we?ll publish your answer in a future column. Call Computer Solutions at 242-3404 for all your computer needs.