Yearly Archives: 2003

Readers Question – Intrusive Pornographic icon.

This week I will dedicate to a letter I recently received from one of my readers who is experiencing problems with an intrusive file that she picked up whilst browsing the Internet.

I recently subscribed to a Newsgroup, and when I next returned to my desktop I found a new icon entitled “Private-Archive”.When I clicked on it out of curiosity I discovered that it led me into a hard core pornographic site and said that, if I did not wish to view such things, I “should leave the site now” which, of course, I did.My problem is that the icon now refuses to Read the rest

Compatible Cartridges

I thought I’d take the time this week to touch on a subject that I’ve briefly swept over in the past and as a result I’ve since received many queries about and that is the area of compatible printer cartridges.This is a product which could save many of you money on your printer running costs as there are now a fair few companies in the bay selling these cartridges which claim to be the same quality as those produced by Epson, HP, Canon and the like but at a fraction of the price.

When you originally purchased your printer you will have been Read the rest

Readers Questions Part 8

Once again this week I will answer a selection of letters from my mailbag.

With reference to your column in the Herald Express regarding the AVG virus checker.I went to the site as suggested but to download the software entails giving out my name and address - How secure is this?

Keith Wheatley, via e-mail

Obviously in the days of mass spamming by many a company to try and persuade you to purchase a variety of products, it is often necessary to use vigilance whilst browsing the Internet to ensure that your contact details don’t fall into the wrong hands.I do however believe Read the rest

Blueyonder Internet Access Part 3

This letter arrived in my inbox last week which I thought I’d respond to in Click since I did promise the full lowdown on the Telewest Broadband Service a couple of weeks back once I’d had it installed.

I was just reading your column in the Herald Express (our cuttings take a little time to reach us!) and I am glad you decided to get Telewest Broadband telephone and Internet services installed.I was just wondering if you are happy with the services - if you need any other information about broadband by all means do give me a shout.

Rachel Turner, Head of Read the rest

Blueyonder Internet Access Part 2

My article last week on Blueyonder struck a chord with a number of readers who thought they would write to confirm that they’ve had good experiences with the Telewest Blueyonder service and one such reader is Mr. Hare whose letter I shall print below.

Having read your Herald Express column today I am pleased to see that you have stumbled across Blueyonder at last - I have followed your rantings over BT broadband over the last few months and often wondered who you hadn’t mentioned Telewest Blueyonder.

Personally, I am fortunate to live in a cabled area of Torquay and have been with Read the rest

Blueyonder Internet Access

I believe that once again it’s that time where I should talk once again about the my complete inability to be able to get broadband seemingly anywhere in Torbay; many of you may remember my problems in securing this always on, fast Internet access at my old address and the miscommunication I endured from department to department of BT.First they decided that I could have it, then that I couldn’t, then I could before eventually resting on the decision that I (probably) could not – A process which took several months.

I’ve now moved to within a kilometer or so of the main Read the rest