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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
07/08/04: Desktop clutter

Tech Support Pits:
From Sharon=== Dear Webby I love your cactus pics. Keep them coming. Love the good clean jokes too. I have a couple of questions for you. 1) What do you know about the free antivirus programs such as avast, av etc? Are they any good. My hotmail is scanned by McAfee but I don't know if this protects other incoming mail, attachments or mail I send out. 2) The other question is regarding pics that I have saved as a desktop pic (not screen saver). I followed your advice on getting pic of unwanted screen savers bur don't know how to delete the desktop pic. Some of the pics I do use for cards I print but they do not make nice desktop pics. As always, thanks for your help. I am learning a lot thru your tech dept. I really do like it. Sharon Dear Sharon The free anti-virus programs are definitely better than nothing, and from what I hear, better than Norton. They are definitely a lot easier to UN-install than Norton. The hotmail that is scanned before it gets to you does NOT protect you from mail coming in via other routes. You still need some decent anti virus protection. I have used McAfee since it came on a 360 KB 5 1/4" real floppy disk, and it has never failed to protect me. I have no plans to switch to a different program that is not quite good enough to sell or, that pays computer manufaturers for installing it on new machines, like Norton does. Re desktop clutter: Right-click on the desktop select NEW, Folder and change the name of "New Folder" to for example "Landscape Pix". Hit Enter. Then drag all the landscape pictures into that folder. Do the same for other topics until all the clutter is neatly filed away, out of sight but within easy reach. Have FUN Dear Webby
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