I run WinXP pro at home and at work, where I am a Network Administrator (and Desktop Tech in my spare time). I do not use Enternet Explorer (except when Active X controls are needed) or Outlook Express. We remove all Outlook icons from the users? p/c?s. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser of choice on all my machines and recommend it highly.
I have downloaded Adaware and Spybot Search and Destroy from http://www.download.com , both free (donations accepted), and run the updates and the programs weekly. I am on a LAN at work and have a bi-directional cable connection at home. At work we have McAfee virus protection as well as a firewall, and at home I run Norton on my system and Panda on my wife?s Win98 machine, both with firewalls. When my Norton subscription runs out I will probably switch to either Panda or Trend Micro.
I hope this helps.
I cannot get any sound from any website. Have tried everything, even that little box that says I need a plug in. I like it othwerwise, but untill I can get sound will stay with IE, which I have NO problems with.
I also use their e-mail program Thunderbird, which to me is excellant, far better that OE