I have been watching this forum for several years now and finally decided it is time to become a part of it. Although I am a newbie in the forum, I have been on PCs since the year IBM brought the first one out! Recently, I found the invoice for my first PC desktop, something I didn't purchase until 1994, instead playing with the Commodore 64 and 128. $2,000 bought a DOS-based (windows 3.1 was extra) computer, with 64MB RAM, 512 meg hard drive, a CD player (2x) speed and a 14-inch monitor. As an added bonus, I even had an external 300 Baud (yes baud!) modem. I most certainly thought I was running the fastest system in the world and after all, didn't Bill Gates say there would never be a need for any more than 64 MB of RAM?
Today, I have much more, Spending $2000 buys a WI-FI ready desktop including a Windows-Based Operating System with Monitor, laptop, printer and scanner, even a flash drive or two
. Unfortunately, our wonderful technology brings with it Mal-Ware, Viri, Trojans, Rootkits and all sorts of various and sundry unwanted guests on my hard drive.
I look forward to keeping my unwelcome visitors at bay, not by annihilating my computers
(although it is tempting), instead using firewalls and all other varmint removers, while giving to the forum community by learning how to help others
with their own uninvited varmint issues! My plan for these nasty varmints --