< most people when installing internet explorer use the custom install option so they dont get the full protection as they would if they used the recommended install. i use to install the custom way, got viruses and tracking cookies when i had vista on here, installed Windows 7 two years ago and installed using recommended and havent had a virus or tracking cookie since. >
It's one thing to share one's personal experience, but it's illogical to extend that experience into a general rule of thumb for all users to follow. Other variables may have been in play.