yes people are dumb but: don't blame the victims
The majority of dumb users are overwhelmingly due to the fault of the computer manufacturers and their marketing / advertising ads and efforts that leave out all the information that is contrary to the sales and advertising message.
they want people to think it's easy simple plug-n-play don't worry be happy time for using computers.
they're the ones that sell it like that -- most people don't want to and don't have time to learn technical stuff re: security / optimization / etc -- it's actually all very complicated stuff for those who don't know, don't want to know, don't have the time, etc. They've been sold a false bill of goods.
But the pc manufacturers would never sell the frakkin things if people knew beforehand how much crapola they were getting themselves into re: malware, security, blah blah blah blah....
easy targets - because of FALSE ADVERTISING.