>>I suggest you keep MBAM. Keep it updated and use it regularly.
Regularly...as in weekly? Monthly? (sure hope its dummy proof, lol)
>>...you should uninstall Adobe Reader 8.1.1 first. Be sure to move any PDF documents to another folder first though.
I don't know what you mean by this. Please tell me I don't have to locate every pdf I've created, or saved, on this computer and move them all into a folder!
>>Some Recommendations and prevention tips
Thank you so much for the prevention tips! I wanted to ask, but didn't dare take more of your time. (even though I did read the sticky notes)
>>Basic security consists of :
Virus program- Sticking with AVG because I'm familiar with it and have enough new things to learn! (pm me if you think I chose wrong.)
Resident Spyware program- Does Spybot count for that? (probably should schedule that to update and run automatically too, but how often??)
On-Demand AntiSpyware program- That would be the MBAM, right?
Firewall- Not sure what this means either.
>> If you are behind a router, Windows firewall should be fine.
We receive internet via cable (as opposed to dial-up or dsl), then use a wireless 'router,' is that what you mean? So maybe I could get away with just the Windows firewall instead??? Otherwise I am thinking of Comodo.
>>OR a guide to understanding and using the hosts file....Please read the info on disabling the DNS Client before installing a custom hosts file .
Omg, this is way out of my league (went right over my head)! Maybe I'd take on learning it... if it came down to that, or a root canal! I picked SpyBlaster instead!
All the other suggestions I did, or they were done already.
I do have one nagging annoyance. My startup in msconfig has a bunch of junk in there that I try to keep unchecked. Can you tell me what HAS to stay there / needs to be checked. I have HijackThis, but am a little leery using it on my own. Can we take out the obvious?