If you're looking for a dose of Microsoft bashing, you need not read any further.
The fact is that Microsoft products have become the targets of virus writers, worm wranglers and spyware spinners due to their wide use. There are, however, several alternatives to using Microsoft products exclusively.
Consider this a good opportunity to start weaning off an all-Microsoft diet. The very software that gets you connected to the Internet may be opening the door to Internet lowlifes that want to take over your computer.