I know the main reasons why we’re here, talking ‘bout security issues and privacy problems; it was because many have already experienced the negative effects of being victimized by hackers and Trojans, of being infested by viruses and spywares etc. Of course some also in this forum was “just curious” for what they can possibly learn, observed or saw here, and me even myself, I just discovered this forum by “accident” and I have really no idea or interests of whatsoever about security software programs they’re talking about when I first visited this site (I even think before that this was just a waste of time being here). But after several visits, I got “addicted”, returning to this site like a little child w baskets of questions, browsing for answers asking why chocolates are bad for our teeth and how to keep them clean and free from cavities and germs, and I’m glad many papa’s ‘and mama’s, uncles and aunts, grandpa’s and grandma’s in this forum (just kidding, pls don’t be offended) are very responsive, eager to help the innocent ones (maybe some are hackers!!! pretending to be an ignorant!!!). Then I decided to register coz’ whether like it or not, it was obviously clear that I’ve learned so many things from here and for the fact that computers are evolving much more faster than a speeding bullets and so cyber criminals and “net goons” are also fast in learning the know-how to penetrate and steal data’s from our pc, and also some big companies has the capacity to finance and hire some of the brilliant programmers to write programs to produce a more advance type of spywares and malwares to control our pc unnoticed. Scary isn’t it. But, thanks God wilderssecurity.com exists (and all sites w same purpose), my computer knowledge bout security and privacy expanded unexpectedly. Some who have not experience yet to be victimized by cyber net criminals and viruses, spyware or Trojans are very lucky, but even though they have not experience those bad things yet, I know some of them were already becoming nervous, worried and maybe “paranoid” for finding a way to protect their pc because they learned lots of “bad news surfing the net” and also from what they’ve read from several computer magazines, pc news and even on visiting a sites like this one (obviously, the more I learned the more I got worried, but it’s ok maybe it’s a part of being “knowledgeable”) and to tell ya that those who didn’t know more are not as worried as we are, even some of the computer science graduates I know of and even internet cafes operators- for what I learned some didn’t even have a good anti-spyware program and even if they have they only uses one anti-spyware and they’re only using Windows SP2 Firewall. When I use their pc for surfing I was annoyed w lots of pop-ups and they are just using an Internet Explorer browser (my golly it’s very slow)... But still their business works fine just like the others. As I said before they’re happy for what they are and not worried for what they didn’t know. Anyway… so much for that. I have an advice for anyone whether you’re an expert or a beginner. It’s up to you, but to tell you, this is far more effective than any of the advance protective software that you know of. The best way to reduced the worries that you have and maybe to completely eradicate any possible problem of infestations of virus, spywares, Trojans or problems w hackers is to have and use two personal computers. That’s it!!! Two computers are better than one and that was the same w two heads are better than one. The other one should be only use for surfing the net, and the other pc should be solely use only as a workstation and this should not be used or connected to the internet. The one that you use for surfing the net can be loaded w “heavy armor”, all the protective and preventive software programs that you know of and can afford of (even free ones will suffice), this pc for surfing the net as much as possible should not contain any important data or has a very limited time staying on this pc or as much as possible data should be immediately be transferred to another pc not connected to net. So that just in case this pc was unexpectedly penetrated by hackers or infested by virus or spywares or trojans then there’s nothing to worry about coz there’s nothing they could see or steal in it or files that could be damage. The other pc as a workstation should not be used to the internet at any cost because this contains all of your important data’s. This workstation only need an anti-virus program just in case by accident you insert some virus infected disc, there’s no need to install anti-spywares, anti-trojan or firewalls on this workstation coz this was useless for pc not connected to net. But still it needs some other “protection software”, aside from CD or DVD back-ups you might consider using encryption software program so that no one can open some files on this workstation but only you, who knows someone in your office/home got access in secret opening or using your pc w/out your knowledge and steal something inside. I know that what really worries about for most people was that – even if they know and are aware that they have the most expensive and the most sophisticated protection and prevention software programs installed to protect their pc when connected to the internet still there is a probability and possibility that it might still get infected or penetrated by a hacker in an unexpected way. Remember, that hackers, virus makers and spyware developers have always have a burning desire and passion to get their goals and statistics says that some succeeds. That’s why Microsoft never stopped in upgrading their system software and an endless update of patches just to prevent the unexpected possibilities, and Anti-virus, Anti-spyware and Anti-Trojan Software Companies never stops updating and upgrading their software. New threats always comes out, experts knows that. And that the only best thing to do if you really want to protect valuable data’s is not to connect to the internet, and that is by using two pc for total peace of mind.