I've been using an intrusion detector that is free, from prevx.com -- it's much like a firewall, but is useful to stop trojans and malware before they can infect. On one of 2 systems I run daily, MS Antispy finds no infections and Spyware Doctor finds no infections. The other system does not have prevx, and just found 108 infections through Spyware Doctor!
Well kind of day one. I have a machine that is a year and a half old, but is getting a new motherboard and hard drive under warranty. I asssume this macine will be totally wiped out, and "good as new"?
I have read many of the posts here for "tips", but was wondering if anyone had any links for things I could follow that I may not know about. Yes I know virus protection and spyware, and addware, but I was thinking about any sytem stuff or precautions. What would a person with decent computer knowledge to "freshly started machine"? Kind f like a what to do guide for beginners.