Hear me out on this people and write your opinions on this. I've been in computers since 1996 and I'm 19 years old. I remember back then Windows 95 was out I had dialup and through the years up to 2000 I downloaded a lot of files, I only got one virus, I got rid of it and it did some damage but nothing too big. I moved to broadband in 2000 and that ment I downloaded even more files and up to now I ever got a virus, not one. Now what I'm going with this is that I am not new to technology its been a part of my life for a good 9 to 10 years now and I know the signs of having a virus. Now I get very annoied by companies claiming that the typical user gets infected by a 10 or 100 virus's in a givin time span and then people take that information and pass it on to other people and then they think that everytime the computer behaves funny, oh its a virus. Now with the rise of Malware and Spyware, it gives people even more excuse to say that they have a virus when infact they dont! Now I worked at bestbuy for aleast 3 months in computer sales, and I had tons of people come up to me and said I'm trying to get over this huge virus I got, what should I get to fix it. After asking the person some questions, my reply was it's a hardware problem or sent them to a site to get rid of Spyware and they came back thanking me that it was the fix. Its just that the term Virus now a days seems like an excuse for any computer problem with people these days. Now just before I close this up I just want to note that I haven't had a Anti Virus program installed on my computer for about 3 years because I'm confident that I will never pick up a virus and up until now I never got one. So what do you think about the word virus, just a business scheme or a real threat?