the only way to completely prevent getting virii is to never connect your computer to a network or transfer any file from a computer that is connected...
24giovanni> the methods you stated should be effective but there are always exceptions...
"Dont open things unless you know what they are!" That is the best way... but there may be an infected file that you open because you know what it is...
ie: getting an expected email from a friend that contains a new virus...
IBM/Lenovo T43 2687DSU
Pentium M 2.0Ghz
1024 MB (DDR2 SDRAM)
80 GB Ultra ATA, 5400 RPM
Windows XP Pro
64MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300
Integrated 802.11A/B/G, Bluetooth, 10/100/1000 Eth.