This machine is (was) very secure.
Very secure without any Security software installed? An up to date Windows isn't enough though...
Is there anything else I need to do to verify the box is now infection free? I'm not interested in any A/V or Firewall, as it hogs unnecessary resources.
But you managed to get infected anyway?
The only way to verify if the box is malware free is to install an Antivirus and scan with it.
Also, please read this:http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-d...use-i-have.html
I know perfectly what sites I can visit, what files I can download and where to stay away, but I still have an Antivirus installed to prevent drive by downloads via compromised legitimate websites, 0 day exploits etc etc... After all, better to have 50% protection than no protection at all.
We can only warn you and recommend to install an AV. After all, malware isn't the same anymore as a couple of years ago. It's a lot more nastier and damages + compromises much more.
If you don't want to secure your computer, then it's also your responsibility if you get infected and you should take care of your own problems. As I said, we can only warn you.
I don't think I have anything more to add here. Since you perfectly know what you are doing and don't need an Antivirus - then I assume you can deal with it as well ;-)
Edited by miekiemoes, 24 February 2009 - 04:12 PM.