I hear this comment in one form or another at least once a week and it never ceases to amaze me just how much ill-placed faith people place in anti-virus software. As I said to a customer just yesterday:
Virus and Malware protection starts with the computer user.
Sure anti-malware software will do a good job of protecting your computers but there is not a product on the market that is 100% effective, in fact the only way to guarantee your computer won't fall victim to a malware attack is to permanently disconnect it from the internet and never use any form of removable media, of course this is entirely impractical for most people.
The Australian government website staysmartonline.gov.au is an excellent resource to learn about new and emerging threats and recently published the following article which I think should be mandatory reading for all internet users.
Read the original article here.