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electro64, Jan 1, 10:36pm
Can I get a virus ifI use XP with a limited account, install applications only downloaded from places such as download.com (probably only 20 a year), and set my Windows updates to download automatically? How likely am I to get a virus?

sakkara, Jan 1, 10:47pm
If you have no antivirus or firewall up then you prob are already infected ;-)


electro64, Jan 1, 10:49pm
So what method would a virus take to infect my PC? ??? Given that I don't get attachments on emails.

kevin16, Jan 1, 10:51pm
Drive by,web pages that have been compromised,..

mone, Jan 1, 10:51pm
Did you use a condom .

intrade, Jan 1, 11:03pm
Ie explorer is like a condom full of holes....

sakkara, Jan 1, 11:09pm
Quite honestly if you have no idea how a virus can infect your PC then you prob should not be on the net please tell me you dont do internet banking from your PC

r.g.nixon, Jan 1, 11:13pm
You can easily get a virus by just plugging in a USB memory stick or Digital Photoframe (some are infected from manufacture).

little_egypt, Jan 1, 11:15pm
Running as normal user is a good start, but you can still get viruses and spyware. they'll just run as your user instead of system-wide.

browsing, Jan 1, 11:58pm
So what is more important a firewall or antivirus software?

mone, Jan 2, 12:30am
So what is more important a sword or a shield?

seriouslycgi, Jan 2, 12:40am
Antivirus is more important but without one or the other on windows eventually youll get infected.

thecrazybaker, Jan 2, 1:10am
where did you read that where did you read that

r.g.nixon, Jan 2, 1:38am
On the web in recent days google "digital photo frames infected" - Samsung did it, probably no others in recent months

r.g.nixon, Jan 2, 1:41am
And Other consumer gadgets to have been affected by malware in the past include the TomTom satellite navigation device and Apple Video iPods. In 2006, the Japanese subsidiary of McDonald

ntalke, Jan 2, 1:49am
Bought a new HP computer on Boxing day,in the first 5 minutes Norton got deleted with Norton removel tool,loaded Antivir and started a scan,picked up Trojen Dropper in one of the HP games that was on the comp

r.g.nixon, Jan 2, 1:57am
Antivir is very good but you have to expect some false positives. Upload the EXE to virusscan.jotti.org to get more opinions.

kane199, Jan 2, 2:12am
My nana in law Pays all the employees from their work computer via internet banking, she was telling me the other day how her anti virus keeps popping up saying she has a viruses, she just click's close and continues using it stupid stupid woman

puddleduck00, Jan 2, 2:16am
Not necessarily....If that's all does then it's highly unlikely. I run NOD32 and it has never picked anything up. Don't have a problem with spyware, adware, malware, toolbars etc..most infections are due to PEBKAC.

puddleduck00, Jan 2, 2:17am
I could quite comfortably run no AV...even while using torrents...it's about reading what you install and not falling for tings like 'You need to install this software to view this page'...

sakkara, Jan 2, 6:51am
Hey puddleduck what are "tings" ?

sakkara, Jan 2, 6:52am
See how easily things slip past unnoticed...

0800xford, Jan 2, 6:53am
really?

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0800xford, Jan 2, 7:01am
don't feed the troll.

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