I set both of my parents up with PeoplePC. I installed it on my mother's computer.
Built a "new" computer for her. (Athlon XP 2200)
Win XP Professional.
Norton AV 2001
People PC disk
Stuff was installed in that order. 2 Hours later, BANG! a virus. I had updated the Norton software too.
So, the virus ate a bunch of system32 files, so I decided to reinstall windows. I virus scanned all the disks. None found.
Bang! She gets another virus a few days later! I dont know what one, but anytime an old lady Mother Mugzilla gets a virus alert on her screen, it induces her to shit frisbees allo over the room, delete the virus, and not write down the name of the virus.
I don't know what People PCs deal is. sometimes, she cannot check er email, even right after logging on. No, the problem cant be duplicated by me.
I am probably reinstalling everything this weekend here at the house. I have the Windows SP2 CD, so I will be using windows firewall instead of zonelabs.
CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A CHEAP ISP THAT CAN KEPP MY MOTHER HAPPY BY GETTING HER HER DAMN EMAILS WHEN SHE WANTS THEM?!?!?
NetZero highspeed. 14.95 a month and its as fast as DSL for non graphical/video web surfing. It dumbs down all the graphics to a lower resolution buts it very fast unless you are dowloading pictures or video.
If you want to see a pic at full res just right click and select view picture at full resolution.
I use it and love it.
I like Joi.
I have a T1 at work so I really dont need nothing much at home. I use Netlink.net 9.95 a month 100 hour limit.
outdoors.net...ITS GREAT..and, (GRISOFT) @ grisoft.com is a FREE virus scan ITS THE CATS ASS.