Windows without viruses and spyware? Yes, it's possible
...I think it's possible to set up a Windows computer for Dad, Grandma, or Little Ricky and make it practically bulletproof. And it shouldn't take more than about 15 20 minutes.
For the sake of these instructions, I assume you're working with a completely clean, trustworthy installation of Windows XP with Service Pack 2, installed fresh from a clean CD or from the recovery CD that came with the computer. I also assume that Dad's broadband connection is protected with an inexpensive hardware router. If you have even the slightest suspicion that there's any malware installed on the computer, then stop right now. Back up any data, reformat, and reinstall Windows. Then follow these step-by-step instructions: » Windows without viruses and spyware? Yes, it's possible | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com
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