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Computer repair and upgrade help for do-it-yourself people.

This section of CyberCity 2000 is dedicated to helping do-it-yourself PC users make repairs, install upgrades, and build your own PCs.

The Drivers section is where you will find useful drivers for sound cards, video cards, motherboards and more.

The Utilities section will provide you with downloads of some very useful and free utilities, as well as a few low cost gems that have been life savers to us here at CC2k over the past decade.

Our tutorials section is written mostly by Manta himself and on its pages he will share with you over 20 yrs computer programming and PC repair experience.

The Tech Forum is a place where you can ask question and share knowledge with your peers, and in doing so help create a smarter more knowledgeable internet community.

Each section has been carefully planned to provide you with the knowledge and tools to create some really kewl PCs. We hope you will enjoy our offerings, and if you have any comments or suggestions don't hesitate to drop us a line.

A little about myself.

I an Manta and I have been working as a programmer and PC repair technician for nearly 23 years now and have decided to take some time to share my knowledge and experience with everyone.

Building a PC is really not terribly difficult as long as you know a few of the basics. The articles, downloads and drivers on the following pages will help you do-it-yourself and perhaps save you hundreds of dollars in costly repairs and technician fees.

On our tutorials page I will share with you secrets, tips, and tweaks that will not only guide you in building and repairing your own machine, but will aid you in getting the most power from your PC.

Today, many pieces of software are over-glutted and rob you of CPU cycles and memory. Through these tutorials I will try and teach you ways in which you can increase the power available to you from your existing machine, as well as tips and tricks to keep your machine safe and secure.

I wish you all to benefit from my experience.

* Tech Alert *

Articles to keep you informed about fraud and other internet scams

Newly discovered website fraud may be siphoning off your search hits.

We recently came across a number of websites that are stealing EBay auction ads to funnel search traffic to there sites. The criminal pages basically steal the Ebay ads which cause the search engines to count these fraudulent sites as legitimate hits on keyword searches they would normally never come up under. The pages really contain nothing more than the stolen Ebay auction, but any working links on those pages will redirect you to whatever product sales they are trying to push.

The bigger worry in not whether people are just falling for these scams, but rather what effect these illegitimate sites are having on legitimate websites and their page ranks? We tried to email  number of these site owners with information obtained from the URL registry at godaddy.com, what we found that virtually none of the email address we acquired there were any good. It is unknown at this time whether the rest of the registration information is false also, but webmasters are cautioned to be on the lookout for such scams and we urge anyone obtaining information regarding these scams to report the culprits to the proper abuse authorities.

Our list of suspect websites.

PHishers are at it in full force again this month. We have been receiving numerous fraudulent emails from PHishers (people trying to steal your identity and passwords) posing as Chase Bank, Ebay, and PayPal.

For those unaware of these scams, allow us to provide this warning. DO NOT, we repeat, DO NOT click on any link in any email that claims to be from a financial institution or any other secure account you may have. It is not the practice of EBay, Chase Bank, or Paypal to ever ask you to login thru an email.

If you believe the email you received is legitimate, PLAY IT SAFE. Close your email and browsers completely. Open a fresh browser and manually enter the home page of the institution in question. IE: http://www.paypal.com <example, do not click> .

Once you are safely logged on to the institutions home page you may then proceed to log in. Also be sure that you are on  secured page and that the security symbol is displayed for your browser <IE: a padlock for internet explorer>. Also look at the beginning of the URL to make sure it starts with https:// <notice the "s" in there>, that means you are on a secure server at least.

Remember it only takes one slip-up to cost you a lifetime of grief.


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