Previous News from ci --

Reliable Web Host-Discount Prices??
2 Web Hosting companies promising discount prices, reliable service and money back guarantee get assets frozen and business seized by Federal Judge after allegedly collecting thousands in bogus charges the story...

Coming Soon - ci-Investigator
The staff at ci-Interactive is putting together a new site called the ci-Investigator to help answer questions and sort out what is fact and fiction on the web. We will also offer resources and contact persons to help fight fraud and unethical web business practices -- stay tuned!

All in 1 Resource Page

The ci-Interactive Search Page provides a number of helpful resources all in one place -- UPS and FedEx Tracking, Email and Address Search, Reverse Email lookup, Webster Dictionary lookup, Microsoft Expedia mapping, Yahoo Weather and Yellow Pages and a number of interfaces for search engines searches including -- Yahoo, AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, Hot Bot, Google and Looksmart.

Global Virus Tracking

Previous Virus Alerts

Discovered November 24 -- W32.Badtrans.B@mm is a MAPI worm that emails itself out using different file names. It also creates the file \Windows\System\Kdll.dll. It uses functions from this file to log keystrokes...Click Here for more details and virus removal tools.

W32.Nimda.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that utilizes multiple methods to spread itself. The name of the virus came from the reversed spelling of "admin". The worm sends itself out by email ...Click Here for more details and virus removal tools.

W32.Sircam.Worm@mm Information and Removal Tools

Do not open any email attachments -- even if they appear to be from someone you know -- unless you know what the attachment is.

If you believe you have a computer virus and need additional information, visit the Symantec Security Response website for a list of viruses, risk level and removal instructions.

Search Engine Update

Did you get sucked into the LINK FARM SCAM???
"One day the noise level of this scam got so high that the search engines shut it down. Sites listed in link farms were banished forever from the search engines...You did it? You're toast." Read More at Gazette World Issue-125

Search Engines Raise Prices for Submission Consideration.

Looksmart and MSN have raised their Express Submit price to $299 where sites get reviewed and within " two business days you will be notified whether your site qualifies for inclusion in the LookSmart Network". If your site does not qualify for inclusion the $299 fee is NOT REFUNDABLE.

Yahoo now charges $299 for express submit consideration -- required for all commercial sites being submitted -- and the site will be evaluated for inclusion within 7 days. "Yahoo! Express does not guarantee a listing in the Yahoo! directory" and the $299 fee is NOT REFUNDABLE if the site is not accepted.

Net Q&A

This section is provided to help explain commonly used internet terms in an easily understood manner -- the information is not meant to be 100% technically exact....

Q: What is a Portal?
A Portal is web site that is a starting point for other destinations on the web. It can focus on a specific region or industry and provides general information and/or services. The 40 ci-Interactive travel and leisure websites that provide general information on regions of Florida, the Caribbean Islands, golf, fishing, etc. are Portals.

Q: What is Cache?
Cache (pronounced cash) is a memory storage function that helps speed up your computers display of a website that you have previously visited. Elements of the website get stored on your computer and stay there for a period of time that you determined when you originally set up your computer for viewing the internet. If you return to a website that you have previously visited, you might not be viewing the latest version of that website unless you
1. Clear your CACHE which can be done in your browser preferences or
2. Press RELOAD or REFRESH at the top of your browser screen to update the information you are viewing.

Southwest Florida Guide

Florida Fishing Information

Naples Florida downtown guide includes Third Street, Fifth Avenue and Crayton Cove information

Florida Outdoors with information about parks, fishing, hunting, boating, camping

ci-Interactive award winning web site design, hosting and marketing

Islands Information Worldwide

Goodland Florida

The Shopping Network - Shopping Made Simple

Naples Real Estate Online