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Is it safe to download Second Life without virus protection ?

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Hi OutFear,

If you download the viewer directly from the Second Life website, using the "Download Second Life" link at the bottom of this page, you needn't worry about receiving malware with it. I'm no longer a Windows user, so have nothing to say about the risks and benefits of using malware protection software in general.

Good luck and welcome to Second Life!

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Hi OutFear,

If you download the viewer directly from the Second Life website, using the "Download Second Life" link at the bottom of this page, you needn't worry about receiving malware with it. I'm no longer a Windows user, so have nothing to say about the risks and benefits of using malware protection software in general.

Good luck and welcome to Second Life!

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Yes, but you really need to rush out and get an antivirus program anyway.  Running any computer without antivirus is suicidal.  Right now, for example, you are logged in to a public forum.  To get here, you had to open up your Internet connection and run a web browser.  That immediately makes you vulnerable to possible virus attacks, since you can't ever be sure thatan innocent-looking link isn't a trap.  Same thing with e-mail and with anything that you import on a CD or a data stick.  Running a computer without antivirus is like having unprotected sex or walking down a dark alley without a bodyguard.

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