x2, you’re one of the few select 09ers that has a clue.
Besides, how do you get viruses from downloading music? they’re not .exe files [/quote]
Ha, I suppose I’m technically an 09er, but I’ve posted on here from time to time before. I didn’t use my old account name–stokedporcupine–this time around because I forgot the password and no longer have the email account that name was registered under.
As for the second point, I have no idea. Then again I have no idea how most people get viruses on their computer. To be honest, over the past four or five years I’ve owned a laptop and a desktop, and in that time I’ve only occasionally had anti-virus programs running on them. Despite virtually never running anti-virus programs, I’ve only had to deal with a virus once. That one time I actually HAD an anti-virus program, and I somehow got it while connected to my old school’s open network. Needless to say, I had everything backed up on my comp and just wiped the drive and reinstalled windows.
If you’re running a firewall virtually the only way you’re pulling a virus is if you click on something you shouldn’t. I tend to think those who have lots of problems with viruses are the one’s click indiscriminately through shady porn sites and whatnot.