Originally Posted by Ericlobster
Get a Mac
I use to be a PC guy but you can forget about viruses, trojans, etc with a Mac. There is a tiny bit of a learning curve but you'll soon forget the PC. Nothing against PC cuz it's still awesome for coders, etc but yeah if you are not a pro coder, get a Mac and live a stress free life. Typing this on my MacBook Air right now
This is objectively false.
There are quite a few viruses that aim to disrupt the OSX platform. The perception that there are none is simply because Apple computers have much less of the market share and so the majority of viruses are written to attack Windows based systems.
That does not mean however, that there are no viruses, just fewer of them.
There is no platform that is "stress free." Hell, StuxNet was written with the sole purpose of attacking a nuclear centrifuge. Add too that it was a very specific product it attacked.
If it's online, it's vulnerable.