February 17, 2009

Course focuses on ‘Good Computing and You’

by Ashley McRaven

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Does your brand new computer act like it was made in 1999? Are you constantly receiving annoying pop-ups or massive amounts of spam messages in your e-mail inbox?

The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers “Good Computing and You” for those who want to gain the knowledge to enable them to keep their machines running smoothly for years to come. It’s an introductory course helping PC users learn how to back up important files, detect phishing scams in their e-mail and on the Internet, protect their computers from viruses and spyware and much more.

The course meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 17-April 7, in Room 1024 of Faner Hall on the SIUC campus. Registration is $45 per person and includes computer access. Sign up now and avoid lots of computer frustration later!

To register, or for more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the Web site at https://www.dce.siu.edu.