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Poll Results: When was the last time you had to deal with an actual computer virus?

How did your peers answer this question: When was the last time you had to deal with an actual computer virus?

On May 7, 2010, I polled the TechRepublic membership on this question:

When was the last time you had to deal with an actual computer virus?

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 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.

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