Originally Posted by zoomy942
i dont completely agree with you on this one.
With any Windows Install, everytime you surf the web or get an email you are putting it at risk. therefore - wth Windows, you may be leaving it alone as you said.. but just interacting with your PC puts you at risk.
Not ANY Windows install, Vista is fair safe for now. However any one with IE as the default browser in conjunction with an average user is trouble. I recently helped a family member remove spyware on their PC for like the 3rd or 4th time. I said enough is enough and threatened to put on K9 to block all the sites where they were getting this junk. I had support from half, threats on violence from the other. So I put Firefox on and said use this, if you don't I wont help and you'll have to buy a Mac or install Linux. I think they plan to get a Mac soon. :