I have finally got Ubuntu to do all I want on a computer, so its bye bye Microsoft for me. It was not easy,some of the commands are weird , its like learning a new language . I understand this is why viruses are virtually non existent in Linux. So off I surf , secure in the knowledge I am bullet proof.. or am I ? We'll see.
Thanks for your comments , it was having problems with SP3 that got me to try Ubuntu . I wonder who writes viruses anyway , and what pleasure they get out of their hard work ? It's not as if they see the results , unless it's a worldwide disaster virus.
Id have to agree with you, like i said I have opened i think 2 emails and got a virus each time. But i shouldnt have opened them in the first place. Its the usual fear mongering media that loves to hype up virus's. Id say a large percentage of people that use file sharing programs and torrents are the ones that end up with a virus riddled PC.
ex-wirecutter I havent downloaded SP3 yet, unless i have down it automatically. My XP runs like a dream and the thought of backing up all my media and game files actually makes me yawn! So no new operating system for me untill the new windows.... and i dont mean Vista.