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#1 goodcourage

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:04 AM

I just cleaned up my computer and it was recommended I come here and read about keeping my computer clean, so here I am, looking forward to learning a lot. I use firefox browser - do I still need to update with microsoft.com? Thanks.

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#2 Scarlett

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:13 AM

:thumbsup: goodcourage

And to answer your question. Yes, always be sure to stay current with Microsoft updates.

BTW Could you please, satisfy my curiosity and say who recommended BC, to you?

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 12:24 AM

Even if you don't use IE, and rightly so, you still need to keep up with both Windows and IE security patches, since IE is a part of the Windows Operating System.
Welcome to BC!
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 04:18 AM

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If you haven't read this tutorial yet, it might give you a start...
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#5 goodcourage

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 12:07 AM

Scarlett

The person who helped me clean up my computer at Thetechguys site recommended that I come here. Actually, it was someone in The Netherlands with the name "Steggel".

I still don't understand how all that stuff gets on the computers, since I don't go to sites listed as "dangerous" (at least I don't think I do) and I haven't downloaded anything from the internet since I cleaned it out, but I already have spyware showing up on my scans with ad aware and Microsoft Antispyware. I have a lot to learn!!!!

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 02:29 PM

:thumbsup: to BC! goodcourage.
Spyware can also get onto your computer if you use any p2p programs or download any free internet software. Be careful when downloading free files on the net.

Good Luck,
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