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Interesting. +rep for the information.

However, I tend to re-install my OS every few months, and I don't do anything that will get viruses on my computer. Not to say that I haven't had them, I'm just not worried.
If you look at recent news, CNET (a trusted website) was comprised and was dishing out virus's to visitors of the site, without any user intervention.
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just use an updated AV,

i always turn off UAC, cos it's simply not fun having to hear silly reminders to do things i know i'm doing.

just like i always unhide program files and windows
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I tried it for about a day when I first got vista and all it did was annoy me. I know its purpose is to add more security but over the course of the year I haven't been using it I have had nothing major threats besides a little bit of spyware
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I tried it for about a day when I first got vista and all it did was annoy me. I know its purpose is to add more security but over the course of the year I haven't been using it I have had nothing major threats besides a little bit of spyware
UAC is worst for the first few days as you install and configure everything. I rarely get UAC prompts in my daily use.
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