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Old 02-11-2005, 10:20 AM   #11
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Firefox is a great alternative to IE but you still need to keep a close eye on your machine if you do a lot of heavy browsing.

I just read an article about how Firefox is likely to become a victim of its own success. Its expected by mid year to start seeing spyware that specifically targets Firefox.
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:38 PM   #12
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yes that is a very good point, keep your Spyware scanner and Anti-Virus up-to-date so if you do get anything while you are on the internet you can get removed as soon as you can.
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change your operating system completely! most viruses / spyware / adware is written for windows. change operating systems, it won't run on your computer.

if it's possible, when you first get your computer you need to start taking secuirty measures right away. my sister learnt the hardway dispite having pleanty of secuirty there's still stuff she can't get rid of.

when installing these these programs, it's good to make sure you're computer is clean you can get a free virus scan from http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm

there's pleanty of products out there to keep your system clean. try and stick to the known names, the price may be a bit higher, but it's usually worth it. compromising secuirty to save a dollar isn't the way to go.
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Old 02-15-2005, 08:16 AM   #14
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you don't need to go that far
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