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Re: Danger? What EXACTLY does the following mean. Thanks to all for your quick response and providing the information on what happen in why due to email transactions or exchanging.
I was a little paranoid simply because on my backup or secondary computer that runs Windows I had been just infected a couple of days ago with two Java Exploits that potentially were really nasty. I caught and thoroughly purged or deleted them from the entire system.
I only recently have had contact with Time Warner Internet Cable Internet access. I was not familiar with their relationship or linkage with the Road Runner domain.
Fortunately, as you can see from subsequent posts by me I was able to research from the entry tag on the email that alarmed me that it was a result of the domain socal.rr.com and that was a domain owned and used by Time Warner who still use the Road
Runner domain designation for their email service.
My Windows machine is Win7 64, which IMO is easily MS's best OS ever. I've run Windows OS exclusively since 1994. Used them all which is why I praise Win7.
However, a couple of years ago I got a Mac as a gift. I never had any experience with OS X at the time. At first I would occasionally fire up the Mac to just learn OS X by playing with it. The more I learned OS X the more frequently I used the Mac. Once I was comfortable with OS X I came to personally prefer it over Windows. Both OS's are fine with each having strengths and weaknesses but I found that for my specific likes and uses in using a personal desktop computer that I really preferred OS X overall.
In the context of this thread and this forum I have to say one thing that I like about OS X is that security issues or minimal in comparison to Windows both in terms of threats and what is needed to protect it from threats.
For my Windows I spend most of my time on it updating it constantly with MS updates for the OS and MS Office, as well as updates and/or scans by MSE, Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spyeware Blaster. I say without any sarcasm that one doesn't realize just how much time and effort is spent in just doing that, (I keep everything in Windows all ways updated/patched, etc), until you switch to using OS X. I'm not exaggerating.
With OS X updates are rare. Even though threats are lower or less for OS X than Windows, I nevertheless use a firewall and good OS X AV/Malware protection with Avast specific for OS X that provides real time protection and scan options and other options are excellent.