A few years ago, when using Internet Explorer, one had to be very careful about Spyware, but this seems must less of a threat these days, and certainly we don't see those browser problems that we used to see.
Is Spyware still a threat, and if so, what are reasonable steps to avoid it?
Are there any other similar security threats to PCs and what should we do to avoid them.
I ask this from the pov of a general users.
To my mind, t6he following should take care of most problems:
1. HARDWARE FIREWALL (A router)
2. ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE (eg. Avast, Symantec)
3. WINDOWS UPDATE (Automatic)