OK, Trend have stopped updateing PC Cillin 2004 and later, and since I used 2002 it won't be updated again. Therefore I've switched to Avast! anti-virus. The problem is Avast! doesn't contain a firewall, and since I don't exactlly trust the Windowsfirewall my sollution will be that I get a good freeware firewall. The problem is, I don't KNOW any freeware firewalls! ;D
So, any tips?
Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.
firewall: Sygate is available for download from cnet.com
some new free security stuff: SiteAdvisor-- tells you whether any given site is safe with regard to links, downloads, spam, etc. It runs as an addon to the browser.
DropMyRights--allows you to drop the admin rights (you need XP) to any program, such as your browser, even if you are running as the admin. This walls off the browser from doing any harm to your system if it does pick up a virus. I like the concept, but do find the instructions a bit too hard to follow.
VMWare Player andBrowser appliance--installs a separate browser into a virtual system which makes your browsing extremely safe. It is highly demanding of system resources--consumes tons of memory--so you need a high level system.
Shazou--firefox extension that provides a bit of extra antiphishing safety. WOT does the same.
It appears from Insomniac's find that if you choose to share a video from Google Video to another social network (like MySpace, for example), your username and password get sent in plaintext on the http protocol (rather than the more secure https protocol).