On Sound Bytes, many questions seem to have the same answer - check for viruses, spyware, etc., etc. At some point, I jokingly referred to it as "The Security Tango" (because, like a tango, you can't skip any steps), and that name stuck. I put up a page on both Ask Nick! and the Sound Bytes Web site about the Tango, but I got tired of updating two pages every time things changed. Also, people continued to have more questions about this stuff than a single page could encompass. So I prevailed on the truly magnificent folk at CLSS Enterprises to set up this site, where I'll try to concentrate all the information in one site.
However, as we all know, it takes a village to make an idiot. My original instructions clearly needed tweaking, and my good friend Bill Bateman not only created a whole first step, but kindly tweaked the rest. Then the wonderful Lori Lynch (email her) smoothed life for folks after that first dance.
If you want to make contact with me regarding anything here, please email nick at this site. Please, please, please - no questions! I get enough of those everyplace else! But if you have suggestions for programs I should put here, or corrections to data I've got here, I welcome them. Thanks!
I'd particularly like to thank the hardworking and generous members of both Ask Nick! and Sound Bytes for all their hard work and expertise in getting this information to me.