One would think that manufacturers would be smart enough to include, along with a colourful how to set up your new computer brochure, a flashy how to make your computer secure foldout, and make setting up security a part of their getting started manual.
Boy John, that would have been grand if I had a nice security info bruchure to warn me.
I have a Dell and so far I haven't had to call their tech support help. For security reasons or any other. When I got my computer 2 years ago it came with Norton AV
. I didn't have a firewall. Inside of three months or so my IE was hanging. Basically it was my own fault for DL'ing Screensavers and themes and letter backgrounds. But if I had been a bit better informed about spyware and general Malware crapware
... well, maybe I would have known to be more careful.
I had to learn on my own and from advice from forums like BC here.
by the by Grinler. I love your new avatar.
Edited by Pandy, 16 October 2004 - 10:06 PM.
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