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    If you do a lot of web browsing, then get a...

    If you do a lot of web browsing, then get a secure browser. IE is integrated with the Windows OS, making exploits against it that much more dangerous. So try out k-meleon or firefox.

    I would agree...
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    Even if the OS completely unpatched, you can...

    Even if the OS completely unpatched, you can still secure it.

    Icluding:
    1. Switch browsers
    2. Get a firewall
    3. Disable scripting wherever HTML is allowed (mail clients etc)

    Just by doing...
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    All of your 6 solutions are reactive. 2 A-V, 3...

    All of your 6 solutions are reactive. 2 A-V, 3 A-Spy, 1 Outbound firewall. All of which are only necessary when you have been exploited.
    I run my ICF, stay on top of updates and use a browser that...
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    Entirely exploitable huh... And what exploit...

    Entirely exploitable huh...

    And what exploit would that be?
    On an updated XP SP2 box, what would be your line of attack? An email attachment?:D


    Spyware... hmmmm....

    Spyware comes almost...
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    I agree with that... if you are a server! ...

    I agree with that... if you are a server!

    Desktop users require functionality... functionality and variety brings insecurity.

    IE... Outlook... Winamp...:p

    All have been exploited and can...
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    Re: Re: Firewall------>The best for windows

    I would like to see your research that leads you to believe the XP firewall sucks. If you ask me, Sygate is poor because they have 3 unpatched vuln's.

    Including this one:
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