do you surf the internet? Just becasue you have a firewall it doesn't mean you are protected.
the firewall will only protect you from attacks from the outside... Will do nothing for you if you surf to a web side that has a virus embedded in its code, which was placed there by a hacker that usually the web site doesnt even know it is there. then it will automatically download to your computer without youknowing, and if it is smart, it will install itself, again without you knowing...
If you choose not to run virus scan software, that is your own decision, albiet a poor decison, but it is your decison. and you have every right to do so.
If i see posts related to the error you asked about and the majority respoinded with suggestios that there may be a virus, and you want to discount that as unimportant, again, that is your decison..
just remeber a fire wall will do NOTHING to protect you from viruses.
if you use email 80% of the time, and NOT open attachments... what do you do?
what does setting you emails to plain text have anything to do with it? how will that prevent you from getting a virus?
I am not tryign to argue with you, i am just trying to help.
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