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Surfin the net on a Windows PC is like whoring around Amsterdam without a condom — sooner or later you're going to get a virus.



So to all my PC wielding friends out there, do yourself a favor and update to the latest in protection by upgrading your browser to the most recent version:



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Firefox 2 (my weapon of choice on the PC)

Internet Explorer 7 (not as good as FF, but light years better than IE6)



...Go get em, you'll feel better about yourself in the morning! :mrgreen:
 

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Just updated to Firefox 1.5 on the Mac a couple weeks back and then switched to the new Firefox 2.0 last week. I had been a Netscape user for nigh onto 10 years until FF was recommended to me. Were you hit with a virus?
 

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I upgraded to IE7 recently when it came out for public release, I've used Firefox, and it's installed on this computer, I just never liked it as much as IE, just personal preference.



I'm using Grisoft's AVG 7.5 Professional Edition for my anti virus, I think it does a very good job, and doesn't tax the resources of the computer as much as Norton AV.
 

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Thanks for the heads up.



Trend Micro's PC-Cillin suite is also pretty good for anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc. protection.
 

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Its good to hear that you boys are up to snuff on your protection. Keeping your apps up to date is one of the most important things you can do when surfing the net.



@ Dakotapix: No Virus here, I'm on a Mac (and 10% on a PC) as well and lets face it — Macs can pass them along to other PCs (through say, email), but since I've been online (1994ish) I have yet to get one. Be it spyware, malware, worm, virus, etc — they just don't stick to us because they aren't written for us. Never say never though.. right? :wink:



Most of the time I use Safari, but FF2 is a killer web browser! And I love the extensions for it.



However, its our WinPC brethren I'm worried about. And besides that, its nice to design websites and have everyone see the same thing, IE6 is horrible at rendering websites. IE7 is much improved.
 
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