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    Seems that the original post is what works good for that user, however it does not work for the rest of us.

    I won't ever turn off the ability to see hidden files, nor the extensions of said files. That's just bad.

    MSIE is a bad browser, I agree. Firefox, Opera...hell, even Netscape is safer. I, myself, prefer Firefox, and only use MSIE to access my anti-viral websites.
    ( and as well as use "NoAdware", "Adaware SE Pro", "Spybot S&D", "HijackThis!" and then I clean up my registry with "Registry Mechanic"....but that is what works for me. I prefer the online scanners due to their ability to stay up to date without having me download 10 meg of updates every month, and then getting those corrupt when I do get attacked by a virus.

    The sad thing, is when the majority of your drive is taken up by antiviral/anti-spyware programs because you cannot work online anymore without them. I know someone who had every spysweeper known to mankind, plus 8 antivirals running all at the same time. It took up like 9 gig. His drive was 20 gig.

    "When you're called upon to do anything, and you're not ready to do it, then you've failed."

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