This page needs a
complete re-write with the "End of Life"
Below is the pre-EOLXP content RETURN now or read on.
If you are thinking of just not renewing the subscription because you haven't been bothered by virus's, try this: Open your present antivirus program and search for a log viewer, or reports, and see how active it's been in silently deleting or denying access to suspect files.
You want to be in control of your computer, right?
So don't let a virus take over.
Here's an article that will point out The 17 Most Dangerous Places on the Web
Not only is your computer vulnerable, your
smartphone is to.
Here's the report I made for a computer that got
hit with some "scareware" that made the computer totally unusable.
Why did this happen? The antivirus, pre-installed and included in
the purchase, was only a 90 day trial. It was not purchased,
subscribed, in the 90 day "window". It was not removed and another
There's a host of very good anti-virus programs
available. Don't operate a computer on the internet without one
installed and up to date.
If you can't afford one of the commercial
versions, or just think this is something that
They call it Security Essentials. and is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
If you' feel better with a 3rd party anti-virus solution, Here's a 2012 comparison
Other things not classified as a virus
but may be some program used by advertisers tracking your internet activity
or serve advertisements directly to your computer screen, Some will
actually hijack the pages you view, replacing the real content with
Then you can "back up your anti-virus" with a scan
occasionally with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Have a good day, and many to follow
You've already lost control to some virus or malware?
if you can describe your symptoms and
Maybe this could be your first step: