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The simple question:
Will XP Pro, with no service pack installed, but running Norton 360 run safe and not get trojans, virus, worms or all those nasty things out there?
The full story:
Recently a cousin of mine brought me a computer full of virus, worms, trojans, you name it, it was there. The system was running on XP with Media and it was all legal. My cousin wanted it clean and he had a tech spend 16 hours with no results. After trying to quick restore, factory restore and hours gone to waste the tech gave up and he came to me. At first it looked easy but then things got bad. I thought that using Norton 360 we would be able to get ahead since he did not have an antivirus, but after trying to install 360 we got an error that put us where we started.
The cousin said reformat the hard drive, I have an XP serial at home for XP Pro and we'll start new. After reformating and trying to put XP, the serial didn't work and he had to get an illegal online and now he is running illegal with XP and can't get any updates for Windows.
So until he pulls a couple of overtime hours he wants to know if running XP with no Service Pack, but having Norton 360 will he be safe to surf the net?