Fr00zen said:It is not the browser that is at fault. In this case it is the user at fault. The biggest mistake you can make with IE is leaving certain features turned on at all times especially dangerous features like active scripting. You should only activate those features for sites you trust. IE has 3 different security settings that they call "zones". You have the general purpose "Internet Zone" and you have a "Trusted Sites Zone". On my IE, only those sites which I add to my Trusted Sites Zone have features like active scripting and java turned on. I went thru with a fine tooth comb and my general Internet Zone only has those minimal features that are absolutely necessary turned on. Only my Trusted Sites Zone get access to the additional features.
Angela Miller said:Oh you should also download and use Windows Defender (use to be Microsoft Anti-spyware). I use it and it catches quite a bit of problems that may come in through holes.
madstork91 said:sry for the double post... but a double edit seems rediculous and im kinda updating the progress anyhow.
This panda scanner bassically found the "viruses" to really be nothing more than places in certain programs that "might be vulnerable" to certain types of viruses. WOW...
as for the spyware... Cookies, one of which was from adaware.
Oh and the "hacking" tools... Spybot and adaware... I cant remember what the third one was.
chillout said:Didn't Microsoft come out with a new anti-spyware program? I don't remember the name, but last time I went to Microsoft's website I remember seeing a beta version there. Like a few months ago.
madmat said:Dude, Panda blows chunks, I never use it. Get AVG or Kaspersky if you want good A/V software. AVG is even free!