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Date:         Fri, 9 Jan 2009 21:00:42 -0800
Reply-To:     Robert Fisher <refisher@MCHSI.COM>
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From:         Robert Fisher <refisher@MCHSI.COM>
Subject:      Re: NVC at all (computer question)
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--snip-- The AVG and the "Doctor" (I know, Dr Who pun) is usually the only ones that detect any infections or questionable "stuff". Spybot hasn't detected anything in the past 4 months and it's updated daily. I may uninstall it if it's just gonna take up space on the laptop. --snip--

Not that I think you're stoopid, but I immediately had this picture of you running the AVG and Dr. first and then thinking 'wow, Spybot never finds anything...'. My Spybot catches stuff all the time. Guess it's one of those 'YMMV' things, however in my experience a properly configured, maintained and defended XP installation is relatively trouble-free. I too now spend much less time keeping my family's computers running properly. As to the Apple argument, if most of the people I know had to get an Apple product before they had a computer in their lives and/or got on the Internet, it never would've happened. I guess it's up to the beholder as to whether that's a good or bad thing in general.

Cya, Robert

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