[QUOTE=debro;2598377] But you never know when someone else has been contaminating your PC.
My Wife is a virus magnet. She facebooks, chats, checks every email attachment - no matter what it is, searches for pictures of internet celebrities … OMFG.
And I’ve caught the evil wench playing around on my (work) laptop several times, despite the fact her laptop is sitting beside it (shutdown), and her desktop PC is on in the office. Other times when i haven’t caught her red-handed, I discover my web-browser is/has been logged into her facebook account … I’ve managed to post a few messages under her account … she get’s quite irate when I use her faebook account … she doesn’t see the irony …
Twice in the last year, I’ve been forced to manually handle some persistent malware/virus by removing the HDD (which is the easiest), deleting the launchers, and running the virus scans via another PC. I’m not counting the number of times that minor malware/virus nuisances have been picked up by scans via Spybot/Antivirus programs.:Z:Z:Z
I’ve barred her from using netbanking/anything important on any PC/device other than my laptop for that reason, and demanded that I check the laptop before she logs in.
It took her almost 3 months to inform me that her printer was not working … imagine my frustration in getting her to tell me when her computer mysteriously slows down and/or gets mysterious pop-ups every time she launches a web-browser …a:a:a
My browsing habits are extremely boring … usually CDFreaks (I’m never calling it Mickey), slashdot, and the ABC (oz) iview/news site - obvious virus magnets … and occasionally facebook, under my wifes account … and on rare occasions, facebook under my account
I just can’t wait to find a compromised internet router relaying all banking details to russia/China … that’ll make life interesting …[/QUOTE]
I can just imagine your frustration with the wife not having any sense of security specially when it comes to email attachments and social networks
To me most people don’t have or I should say just don’t use common sense when using computers which is why no one but no one touches my rigs