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Swagman

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Just to pose a question while I wait for my hijack this log to be checked -

Assuming we don't go looking for trouble by opening attachments from unknown senders and don't go looking at [bleep] sites and the like how safe is surfing the net on broadband with the XP firewall on, antivirus up to date and adaware kept up to date and running every day? What are the chances of finding trouble if you take these 3 precautions?

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If you surf with IE and have java and active scripting enabled, trouble will likely find you. Use Firefox to avoid problems. Use IE only for your trusted sites that require it. :tazz:
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I agree broadly with previous response, but Firefox alas is not a magical cure all!

It's our default browser but our system is currently riddled with spyware. Witnessed one site installing nasties via the Sun Jave Runtime Environment - icon appeared in system tray and nasty installed before I had time to kill it.

So, it's wise to take precautions, but even Firefox is being targeted now - so, be careful out there :tazz:

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Thanks Austin, I've read heaps about Firefox recently so I went ahead and downloaded it on my new system - it was surprisingly easy to get used to after years of surfing with IE. Then I read Dave B's post :tazz: (was that with a firewall installed Dave?)
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