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?
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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.