Why can’t people just take proper precautions:
- Firewall. I have 3, Win XP firewall/OS X Firewall, Sygate Personal Firewall (laptop), and a Netgear Hardware firewall (w/ SPI). All you really need is 1.
- Virus Scan
- Secure up to date software. At the very least, update Windows. Use a good email client like Mozilla.
Viruses are a real pain in the butt. And avoidable for all but the first few to get infected.