Well I downloaded it as my Windows One Care Live instructed me to and have run into nothing but a bunch of headaches. Then I deleted it and now my virus/spyware and firewall programs cannot update. It acts as if there is no internet connection available for updating. I tried going thru the Microsoft Support site which IS NOT user friendly. Can I just say that I hate my computer right now?
I stopped using IE long ago. IE is more prone to viruses as some of you may have noticed. When I had IE, I received trojan viruses and had to reboot my computer every few months. I also notice a lot of pop-ups when I use IE(even when the pop-up blocker was on). I recommend downloading mozilla firefox. It is a very popular browser that is downloaded by millions daily. I have no problems with it so far. If you are using broadband, I also recommend setting up a secure firewall. Also, Norton Antivirus is good to have.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 12/5/2006 10:33:50 PM*** Reason: edit.
Yeah, my IT said he had better luck with McAffe as well. But I use norton '06 because it came with my laptop. The '06 one seems to have more features and provide my security. But, most of the virus and spyware problems seemed to stem from internet explorer and the P2P programs I was using at the time. All my problems seemed to have been rectified after I downloaded mozilla and updated my firewall on my linksys router. Mozilla was rewarded and is trusted by more than twenty companies, including rewards from cnet, pc magazine, and softpedia. You may want to check it out.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 12/5/2006 11:47:00 PM*** Reason: .
having used IE and Norton and McAfee for years and despising all of them, I have gone to Mozilla for a browser as well as email program. I also use AVG free edition for antivirus with no issues. My system has been set up this way for the last 4 years and absolutly NO ISSUES at all. I would never pay for anti virus again since AVG is top of the line and FREE. Same with Mozilla-- you get spoiled on their tabbed browsing too as well as their ton of other features.