Originally Posted by SunDeck
I've heard that too and have wondered if it's correct. That certainly seems like it would cast a wide net of potential victims. Creepy, unemployed victims who hang out at the public library all day.
warez.com is the worst. never go there. p2p sites are just as bad.
a few tips. do not run more than 1 spyware scanner. it causes problems.
Ad Aware is great, but I'd go with a one stop shopping solution: AVG.
They have pay versions, but both of these will do for average users.
Also get a better firewall than the one provided by windows. Here is one free option:
There are probably a dozen more. Just google free firewall.
Mostly agree about the browsers. However, IE7 is much improved as far as security goes, and IE8 is due to be released some time in the next couple of months. The beta is available now, and it does have increased security as well. That said, IE will always be a bigger risk.