I had an auto-dialer spyware call a 900# to London and they charged me $50 (I refuted it). They seemed to blame me fior some other idiot doing something damned illegal. I think the government should REQUIRE all computers sold have free updatable spyware, antivirus and fire wall protection that is updatable for the life of the computer. A basic level at least! Hell you by a house or rent an apartment it comes with locks and doors why NOT PC's?
Fortunately I'm smarter this time and have free spyware from AOL, a firewall and antivirus from a reliable source online free (is a non-commercial version of each but good for basic protection) and am careful where I surf. I also son't open ANY e-mails unless I'm SURE where they originated from. Pretty sad these people have to hurt a good thing for everyone.