true. Myself I have not faired to badly neither has my brother he has got a couple from uni. my dad hasn't got any at all and I havn't got any in a long time. I was setting my uncle's system with loads of teens doing what teens do on the system. The first time it was so slow I had to reformat. The second a reformat was the only option really but i wanted to avoid that since recovery on a dell is not fun at all. you need to work for 5 hours to get any access at all. luckily I was able to clear the issues there were a couple. The deal was not the viruses and spyware and hacked documents. about 99.9 of that was easy I got it up to specs in 3 hours. However the big issue was the drives access for mycomputer had been mangled fully. that almost got the system formatted. it took 3 days to locate a working program, a working fix, and then I had to fix it. Still fixing that system is not to bad. I always score a box of chocolate almands from my uncle for doing the system. I also poke around the digital music, in there. so I get my waight in gold. the system is the slowest I have ever had, not as bad as my first xp laptop but quite bad. still. msse does a good job with no hidden folders cloging the drive like avg does. I also like that you can run on lesser systems now. true I don't have all the extra mail options, etc but since i do secure the mail for myself and have isp mail as well as check all the folders and such to make sure I don't have any big issues I do mostly ok. I get loads of suspicious files but they always get dumped in the trash. just have to be carefull thats all.
>Hi Shaun, >Well, there is system security to keep in mind. Knock on wood I have not >gotten one virus on my Windows Vista or Windows 7 based systems yet. >However, I've had several virus problems with Windows XP. In fact, the >family computer, running XP, was taken out by a nasty virus a couple of >weeks ago, but the rest of the systems on the network running Linux and >Windows 7 were uneffected. This isn't to say Windows 7 isn't invonerable >to virus attacks, but one reason the virus didn't spread any further is >that User Account Control prompted me to run program x, and when I >realised it was the virus I told it not to run it, and that stopped the >virus cold. So even though some people find UAC a pain to use it is one >more extra layer of security from these kinds of attacks. > >On Fri, 2010-01-22 at 09:05 +1300, shaun everiss wrote: >> well I was thinking I would have to upgrade at least one reader to use >> windows7 for a new system that I will have to get for the network, my >> brother's system is quite old. >> However by pure luck someone has a spare of xp so I am seriously thinking >> about just getting another system, putting xp on there and remaining where I >> am. >> Once this last pc thing is sorted there will be no need to upgrade anything. >> Until I need to. > > > >--- >Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org >If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. >You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at >http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. >All messages are archived and can be searched and read at >http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. >If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, >please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.