Your PC May Be Less Secure Than You Think

Submitted by rochelle on Wed, 10/27/2004 - 16:23

Anonymous Patron writes "As Reports, it's your fault I am getting so much SPAM. A survey conducted by Internet service provider America Online found that 20 percent of home computers were infected by a virus or worm, and that various forms of snooping programs such as spyware and adware are on a whopping 80 percent of systems. Despite that, more than two thirds of home users think they are safe from online threats.

More than 70 percent of those who participated in the survey falsely believed they were safe from viruses and online threats, even though almost 20 percent of those were currently infected by a virus and two-thirds (63 percent) acknowledged being infected in the past, the survey found."