I love AVG...
I also love PC Tools Firewall Plus.
I was just upgrading (xp service pack3), a few minutes ago from windows and the PC tools Firewall Plus stopped a very very bad trojan from being installed along with the windows update.
Feel that way myself, but I sold my old computer and therefore transferred my OS and no longer have the right to revert to XP. But as Vista has been around for a little longer, it seems that there is more support for it in other programs.The only thing I know for sure is....I wish Id never bought a new comp with Vista.....XP was much much better.
I know I can change back to....stilll I paid for it and is,IMO, worthless.
My son told me to wait 1 more year or to add 2 more GB memory.....He could have told me a little earlyer....he didnt tho
speaking of windows updates, and <jack>ing the thread somewhat, what about LINUX?
i've often heard linux machines are tougher to crack and hijacks/trojans are often directed at windows targets, ignoring linux users. any truth to this? what protective software should be used for linux? should those concerned with viruses/traces be running a non-windows os?
and can casinos run under linux? does it depend at all on the linux distro? i been thinking of giving linux a whirl since i got the eeepc from asus, the ultramobile notebook which runs xandros linux. it's all fine to use that for mobile computing, works just as easy as windows for surfing and word-processing, but i wonder does linux do everything (and how smoothly) when it comes to pc games and specialized apps like casinos?
and to <rerail>, i use avg anti-virus and -spyware, comodo firewall defence+, comodo boclean, ccleaner, advanced windowscare, and then i have a couple other anti-spyware and cleaning tools i use to cross-check my results, a second opinion if you will. you should only run one anti-virus though, they hog resources anyway, one is almost too much. i wouldn't ride the net "raw" though, especially if i was going to some less than tasteful sites.
No, Linux is for people who want to use a PC without paying Bill Gates for the privilege. There are governments, companies, universities who manage to live without Windows. In Germany, some 40% of university students now use Linux. Installing a free Linux system may require some skills, but I managed just fine about 4 years ago, but a commercial Linux OS should work straight out of the box.Linux is more for programmers.
Installing Windows XP or Vista (and getting it to run right) ain't so easy if your running custom hardware or apps. Windows tries it's best to make using non-windows products as difficult as possible.Installing a free Linux system may require some skills, but I managed just fine about 4 years ago, but a commercial Linux OS should work straight out of the box.