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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I know you said not to say it but Macbook Pro is the best. Your PC is far less likely to be riddled with spyware or malware which is actually worth something.
    I've had a PC for the past 5 years and never had a single malware or spyware issue. And my only protection was AVG Free edition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    I know you said not to say it but Macbook Pro is the best. Your PC is far less likely to be riddled with spyware or malware which is actually worth something.



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    Just get some virus/malware protection and you should be OK. Microsoft offers a good one for free now: Link

    That, or you could get one with more bells and whistles and pay for it. That should be OK above though. The people who are in greater danger of getting malware are those who trade a lot of files in office spaces or email where there isn't a clear level of security -- OR... people who surf too many weird porn sites (especially with their main browser and all of flash, javascript, etc opened up). Of course, I doubt you'll have the second problem. I never see anyone else who asks for help be something other than those two.

    Anyways, like I said earlier (I think), it's hard to go wrong with $700 or so. It's a competitive segment of the market, so you tend to get a lot for your money compared to a couple of years ago. I've used Macs too - mostly all of my life.. since the early 90s, and off and on until recently. They're not even close to being priced correctly, given the actual hardware. I don't find it worth paying more, just to have a better OS. Windows 7 (and it's associated problems with malware) just aren't that bad really. Not for the average user. And not for one who exercises a little caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sherlock Holmes View Post
    I've had a PC for the past 5 years and never had a single malware or spyware issue. And my only protection was AVG Free edition.
    How would one know when the AV software only catches about 35% of what is out there? For all you know, your machine could be part of a botnet.

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