On May 7, 2010, I polled the TechRepublic membership on this question:
In the Windows Blog discussion forums, I still see members mentioning virus and malware security as a major problem with the Windows operating system, but I have not had a problem in that area in a very long time. And the results of the poll seem to back me up. More than half of the 1,564 respondents have not had to deal with a virus or malware attack in the past six months or more.
In fact, over 24% can't remember the last attack. But there is also the flip side to that, because 19% had to deal with an incident in the week leading up to the poll. It seems we have a range of experience taking place, so where do you fall into the time range? Did you have to deal with a virus or malware this past week? Does the varying range of experiences surprise you?
Stay on top of the latest Microsoft Windows tips and tricks with TechRepublic's Windows Desktop newsletter, delivered every Monday and Thursday. Automatically sign up today!
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.