Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cassidy0423, Sep 15, 2008.
If I could downgrade I would The only things I have seen different are sooo annoying little bits.
I strongly suggest you do not take this to heart.
In your situation, having a fully service-packed, and patched system is your best line of defense.
Leaving your system open like NB, will readily set you up to repeat all the steps you have just done, starting at post one of this thread.
<Joe-Boy, who's accustomed to holding a lap-something so large and being quite happy with it, offers a bit of help...>
Cassi, Dear, I have the Win XP SP3 pack on a CD. Drop me a PM if you're interested and I'll burn / send you a copy. Should work for all flavors of XP...
Aww, what a sweetie What snacks should I send by return post?
I understand I just thought of something. Although I purchased the antivirus software, I still need to run a spyware too, yes? Any votes for good freebies? The AT&T techie suggested Super Spy something (yes, I wrote it down at home) and malware (also something written down at home) Anyone heard of these?
Only run one antivirus program. IIRC, you've got NOD32.
The freebies that I would suggest -
Windows Defender (free from Microsoft) http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx
SpyBot Search & Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/
AdAware by Lavasoft http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
Let Windows Defender run in resident mode. Do not turn on resident mode in SpyBot. You may turn on Tea Timer in Spybot.
AdAware does not have a resident mode, unless you purchase the software. I would not run it resident.
By your recollection, I think the AT&T dude is either on crack, or trying to sell you one of their products. I don't trust it.
Why, Scoobie Snacks, of course!
You had to see that coming...
The advantage of the SP3 update on CD is that you can install Windows, then install that from CD - No net connection required. Then it would just be a matter of whatever smaller updates have been released since SP3 that you might want.
Just PM /email me if you want a copy.
Well, I haven't had one single problem.
You, on your one machine, in your own personal experience.
That by no means, is a measurement in which to tell others, especially when they have a limited knowledge of the whole environment.
As a very rudimentary rule of thumb, you always protect the user, and as they learn more, you let them have more.
Sorry NB, but that is outright bad advice.
That's all right. I got my own ways, and you got your own ways.
And it's true, average users (I am not one of them), needs to get protection because you never know what will happen.
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