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With the introduction of Windows 7, many PC and notebook users may feel more secure than they did using older versions of the Microsoft operating system.
1gynRat258 asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if one should scan a flash drive for malware.
Symantec thought it would have seen a greater decline in infections at this point in time.
The number of Macs infected with the Flashback botnet has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec says.
Some antivirus vendors acknowledge they've seen a spike in sales or in downloads of free programs for the Mac App Store.
A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers.
More than 56 percent of the infected computers are in the U.S., according to Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor.
Zeus botnet server takedowns and other small victories in Microsoft's crusade help keep the web safer, but only for a while.