Person in control of the keyboard/mouse is equally(more) important as the protective s/w I run AV/Firewall and probably more anti-spyware than I need to , but I am also paranoid Do little P2P, download by choice, and have all popups blocked
If you drive blindfold, while on your mobile and just turn the wheel randomly you will need the air-bag and rollcage
Me too. I've never had a virus during the past 5 years. Mind you adware cookies is another thing. I used Norton until 18 months ago until I got fed up with it making my PC look as if it was full of porridge. I have used all PC Tools free stuff for the past 18 months and still no problems.
Im afraid the real problem out there is just getting worse.
Its not just a matter of safe surfing anymore. Just a few minutes ago i handed back a laptop that took me two evenings to clean up.Apparently just a click on Google took the user to an undesirable website that required an active x to be installed,being a bit naive he clicked the install and boom,several trojans and viruses. Luckily it was not a bad infection and easily cleaned using the usual apps and HJT.
These virus writers seem to be more busy by the day,just a quick look around the Malwareremoval forums will vouch for this...they are extremely busy. Databases are growing daily in trying to keep up with the nasties out there...but will we ever be on top of this ..... Not a chance,we will always play catchup.
One thing that we should remember,most of us here at PCA are experienced computer users and can normally see the signs and understand them...the novice cannot.
This is the main reason i created this page click here jst for the visting novice who would like to secure and mantain a clean healthy computer.
That said,if people want to use p2p illegally and visit those dodgey porn sites etc.....they deserve everything that may come there way.
My advice is to anyone who wishes to download anything and are not sure...come and ask us !!
Hence the rogue programs that seem to be on the rise recently.