The best internet security is to stay away from unknown websites, especially
those that offer anything free such as wallpaper, song lyrics, music, movies,
greeting cards, calendars- anything free. Also, never open e-mail from
There is some good free software out there, but before going to those
websites check out the legitimacy of the free software at review sites such
Also, I've found Trend Micro to be a good protector of Vista OS. Yes, it
costs, but it gets the job done and saves time in the long run and one
purchased license can be used on 3 computers.
....Right click is your very good friend...
> My daughter has a 1 yr old Sony laptop with Vista Home Basic and it's on a
> wireless secured network. She downloads pics from her camera and places them
> in the My Pictures folder. Last week she noticed that her pictures and pic
> folders were missing and in their place pictures she has no idea where they
> came from or who the pics are of. Other folders and files appear intact.
> After a complete search, including recycle bin, her pic files and folders
> were nowhere to be found.
> The firewall is always on, updates are automatic and programs AWG, Adaware
> and Spybot are updated regularly, run and no signs of problems.
> The only thing that may have been unusual was she temporarily switched her
> wireless access to an unsecured network (secured one was not working).
> Any idea what might have happened or how the pics could have been downloaded
> without her knowledge?
> Thanks for feedback.