posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 06:04 PM
People with problems really need to study their habits and learn a bit about security.
For instance: How many toolbars do you have installed?
Answer should be : None---they take over my browser if I install them.
Question: How many times have you clicked on a link because a popup told you your computer may be infected?
Answer should be: Never---most are false anti-virus or anti-spy programs that are malware.
Question: How many trialware/shareware programs have you installed, agreeing to the license that tells you that a bunch of nifty extra programs will
be installed that enhance your online experience?
Answer should be : None, they all fill up my computer with ads and notices and malware and slow my connection.
The vast majority of my customers show up for these simple to avoid problems------and show up again about every 6 months because they refuse to avoid
those cute little smilies, cursors, games, wallpapers and screensavers, or are positive they are infected or their registry is corrupted because a
window popped up telling them so.
Partially true----they were infected as soon as they clicked the link and ran the program.
Everyone needs to keep an active and up to date anti-virus, anti-spy/malware, and firewall. An unprotected system on a hi-speed connection can be
infected within minutes----without even opening a browser, just turned on and online.
I run Comodo Internet Security-----mostly because it works well and best of all------free.
But also beware---you can only run 1 av, 1 as, 1 firewall. Running several of each type---like running Nortons AND Mcaffee, or Spybot S&D AND Adaware
will screw up your system as bad as any virus.
More is not better, except in isolated instances where you need to remove a bug that slipped past your security----and then remove the program after
you have removed the bug.
Just my dos pesos from someone that fixes these problems on a regular basis.