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said by Win7:You're obviously not trying hard enough.
I've been trying hard to get somehow infected;I used keygens,cracked software,P2P,watching porn, but not a single infection in months (years with XP)
Only a small percentage of keygens, cracked software, and P2P downloads are actually malware infected. Generally speaking, if you stick to popular downloads on well known sites, chances of acquiring malware are not anywhere near as high as you might think, actually relatively low.
As for porn sites being a good place to get malware, not really.
It's when you wander off to obscure/fishy websites and downloads that things start happening. Oh, and downloading/running fishy email attachments from spam, running outdated browser with outdated java and flash, etc.
said by Win7:Can you really?
And I can confirm that is holding good.
Some malware is designed to stay hidden and undetected, silently sending your personal information away over the internet, or making your computer a zombie as part of a botnet.
It is those I'd be more worried about, than the blatantly obvious malwares which are usually nothing more than an inconvenience.