Some findings of the survey:
-More than 70 percent of those who participated in the survey falsely believed they were safe from viruses and online threats.
-Almost 20 percent of those were currently infected by a virus.
-Spyware or adware programs were found on 80 percent of the computers analyzed.
-Of those machines with Spyware or adware problems, an average of 93 spyware or adware components were found.
-About 90 percent of those whose computers were infected with spyware didn't know about the infections and didn't know what spyware programs are.
-A majority of users, 67 percent, also go without firewall software.
Our advice: 1)Make regular visits to windowsupdate or use automatic updates, 2)Install anti-virus software and keep it up to date, 3)Install Firewall software, and - you guessed it - keep it up to date.