Answers to last week's quiz
False. 6% got this wrong. Old versions contain vulnerabilities. Normally they won't be running, but theoretically malware could cause one to run instead of the patched update. So once you have the new version installed and running satisfactorily, remove all the old ones via Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs.
1. It's a very good idea to keep the old Java versions on your computer.
True. 6% got this wrong. ComboFix is a very powerful tool and hence potentially very destructive.
2. It is a best to run ComboFix only if you are getting help from a trained person.
False. 41% said True. I'll call everyone right - but there are few circumstances in which defragmenting actually makes much difference. The hard drive is one of the slowest component of your PC, so you would think anything that speeds up disk access would be good. The thing is, though, that defragmenting doesn't often speed up your PC. If you frequently load lots of files and not always the same ones - say for a photo album or for Worlds of Warcraft - then you might notice some improvement in speed for that operation. For other scenarios extensive buffering by the hard drive itself and by Windows blurs any effect of defragmenting. In any case, for most people defragging about once a month is plenty.
3. You should defragment your hard disk at least once a week
False. Everyone got this right.
4. There are lots of sites that legally allow free downloads of copyrighted music.
True. Everyone got this right. This quiz was too easy!
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