I came across this tonight as I was checking my mail tonight. Happy that I did too. reminded me to run my antivirus programs. Which is something everyone should do at least daily if your like me and on the net. you never know when something can sneak in on you.
I treat minor adwares with antivirus, and make an ocassional test if something is going wrong because of spyware (well, the program).I have learned, though, through experience, how to deal with viruses 1vs1 if you could call it like that; I got infected, and learnt with the use of a few light programs how to take them out. So I never had any problem viruses. You just have to know how to take care of it, before your computer gets killed