I don't think so. I'm also more and more convinced that there is conveniently a lot of FUD (Fear, uncertainty and doubt) spread around as it is good for the AV industry. I like to look at numbers as they seldom lie, although they can be manipulated especially on the internet. My job among other things is about analyzing presentations (no details for privacy reasons) of large numbers of people. I 've been doing it for the best part of 4 years, and during this period I have plugged literally hundreds of USB flash drives into my laptops. What I've noticed is in the last year I hardly spotted any malware, my AV (I had the excellent Nod32 and now the excellent+ Avira) used to find more than 60% of all flash drives infected, lately this percentage dropped to less than 10%. As already mentioned, articles seem to depict doomsday scenarios, but from my perhaps limited, but real on the field experience, things are getting better, largely due IMO to a greater awareness from even the most distracted users, Windows OSs becoming more and more secure by default, secure browsers, and excellent free AVs which seem to protect systems to the same degree as the paid ones. Even here at Wilders the tendency is to reduce the number of installed security applications, and most of the time the problems are caused by configuration mistakes or conflicts with other programs. There were even threads about people asking 'how do I get infected?' which could not be answered properly! Is it just my feeling that things are improving or malware is really getting more effective?