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mrphantom On December 29, 2006




Astoria, Oregon
#16New Post! Jun 13, 2006 @ 22:04:51
Thats a easy problem to fix, Run linux
arod On December 19, 2008




NYC, New York
#17New Post! Jun 21, 2006 @ 12:21:39
Hmmmm...that doesn't happen to my mac when i download something...mmmm
cmb50 On July 08, 2006




Melbourne, Australia
#18New Post! Jun 21, 2006 @ 12:27:45
Love my Mac 8)
uknightowl On October 07, 2009




Basildon, United Kingdom
#19New Post! Dec 05, 2006 @ 12:56:16
@sakina Said
first - don't install sp2 (sp2 security features can be compensated by using 3rd party freeware)

second - install a firewall e.g sygate personal firewall
third - prevent generic host process and svchost.exe from accessing the internet - use your firewall settings
fourth - install some free antispyware - www.spybot.com
fifth - install a free antivirus - www.avast.com
sixth - install a 3rd party browser and mail client - e.g Opera(free no ads - with e-mail client incl. www.opera.com) or www.mozilla.org firefox and thunderbird


I haven't tried Opera or Firefox, so I can't comment on those. But I wholeheartedly agree that preventing generic host and svchost.exe from accessing the internet thru your firewall settings is highly recommended. I also see your point about not installing sp2 and agree that its security features can easily be compensated by third party software. However, most commercial Firewall/Antivirus software insist that you keep your system fully up to date with all the latest Microsoft service packs and security downloads. So I installed sp2 to comply, but just disabled its security features in favour of my third party software...Yes, I know that seems pointless, but I did so because I got fed up with my 3rd party software prompting me to install all the latest service packs etc all the time! Now I get peace and quiet! Lovely! LOL
linthium On May 17, 2007




Rancho Cucamonga, California
#20New Post! May 04, 2007 @ 09:12:57
Norton is absolute garbage. It sticks to your system like bloody glue when you try to uninstall it.
linthium On May 17, 2007




Rancho Cucamonga, California
#21New Post! May 04, 2007 @ 09:14:55
All this malware and virus s***... I don't know how I survived before I switched to Linux.
konrad82 On June 28, 2007




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#22New Post! Jun 28, 2007 @ 06:57:32
Oh no ! the faults not really microsofts ! windows just gets HAMMERED AT more bcoz 90% + ppl worldwide choose to use it ! hackers love puplicity and rather tha hitting the 2-3 % who use other os's they love to hit windows bcoz of the noise hitting 90%+ creates.

intslling all the latest update, having a good av and one good anti-spy like say adaware keeps windows running smooth enuff.

to stay secure replace ur hosts file and use ie-spydas. dont think ur pc will get infected ... nice article about this at www.winvistaclub.com/security.html
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