One thing I’ve learned over the years is just how important it is for your computer(s) to have a good anti-virus software or firewall. My family and I ultimately lost our first two desktops due to viruses, ad-ware and spy-ware. At the time, none of us knew how deadly a virus could be or how prevalent spy-ware is on the internet. I remember that we even had a computer technician come and “fix” our computer, only to have it become infected a month later. We learned our lesson and now all our computers, including laptops have been thoroughly protected. Still, it was very frustrating to lose those first couple; we lost all of our data and files and of course had to pay more money to get a new one.