It doesnt take long to get infected.
You can click the wrong website, or the wrong link, and your infected.
The best way to protect yourself, is to use a layered approach for security.
One Firewall.(Never heard of nvidia firewall. Could you provide a link?)
Several Anti-malware programs.(What one misses, hopefully the others will pick up.)
Periodic online scans.
Antivirus, and Firewalls, are a personal choice.
There are many good, free ones, so find one that's the best for you
There are several to choose from in this list:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
What I use for anti-spyware:aČ freeewido
- Windows 2000 and XP, only.Ad-AwareSpybot S&DSpywareblasterSpywareGuard
These programs, updated
and used regularly
, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...Important:Please
read this tutorial
on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS
damage, if not used properly.
Other useful Tutorials:Using Ad-Aware SEUsing SpywareBlasterUsing SpywareGuardUsing Ewido