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  • i am worried about any information going thru the internet............how do i disable such facility
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:10 AM

Answers

  • Always have a firewall installed in your computer that can filter the net traffic.
    You can also configure the firewall to allow or block websites etc.

    For the mallicious software problem you can install the Windows Defender form the microsoft site or form the following link

    http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/microsoft-defender.html
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:28 PM
  • Like many other audio players, Windows Media Player rushes out to the Internet to find information for you when you play a CD. Some of this information, such as song titles and album art, is useful, but Media Player also identifies your copy of Media Player to the site where it's getting data. Why? According to the help file, "The server uses this unique identifier to monitor your connection. By monitoring your connection, the server can make adjustments to increase the playback quality and to alert you about events that occur when receiving streams over the Internet."

    If you're disturbed by this exchange of information, here's how to stop it. In Windows Media Player, click Tools > Options and go to the Player tab. Notice the option that says "Allow Internet sites to uniquely identify your player?" Turn it off.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:46 PM

All replies

  • Please be a little more specific.. Are you worried that your information from computer will be uploaded by malicious programs, then installing a anti-spyware is the answer to ur question...
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:25 AM
  • Always have a firewall installed in your computer that can filter the net traffic.
    You can also configure the firewall to allow or block websites etc.

    For the mallicious software problem you can install the Windows Defender form the microsoft site or form the following link

    http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/microsoft-defender.html
    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:28 PM
  • Like many other audio players, Windows Media Player rushes out to the Internet to find information for you when you play a CD. Some of this information, such as song titles and album art, is useful, but Media Player also identifies your copy of Media Player to the site where it's getting data. Why? According to the help file, "The server uses this unique identifier to monitor your connection. By monitoring your connection, the server can make adjustments to increase the playback quality and to alert you about events that occur when receiving streams over the Internet."

    If you're disturbed by this exchange of information, here's how to stop it. In Windows Media Player, click Tools > Options and go to the Player tab. Notice the option that says "Allow Internet sites to uniquely identify your player?" Turn it off.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:46 PM
  • Please clear more ...
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:59 AM
  • You can also check whether a site uses the secure connection (SSL-Secure Socket Layer) especially those sites where you need to login or post personal data i e. check whether they show https://    instead of     http://    in their url.
    If you are performing a monetary transaction, then check that you have logos of Verisign or W3C before doing any transaction.
    If you are using Internet Explorer, there are addons, that tell u about the reputation of the site, before you login there, block pop ups etc.
    You will get them at the following link:

    http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/category.aspx?bcatid=836&tabid=1
    Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:12 AM