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A decent firewall, some anti-virus sotware, and a bit of commonsense, and infections shouldn't be a problem.
And with all due respect my experience with the general public suggests that the first and last of these is very frequently absent (ask an average person what internet common sense is...) and the second of them far less prevalent as one would hope. I occasionally fix machines for the local folks, got one about 6 months ago had >800 instances of viruses and malware, it was almost impossible to get to the real www, and it appeared that the real ie was totally missing from the system- that was win 7. Another got that virus that pretended to be the FBI and paid out $ to some web site to get their machine unlocked. I generally can get them to install one of the free A/Vs AFTER I finally get their machines cleaned up, and even the best AV can miss things. We may know better but most folks don't.
My nephews think the script blocker I've installed and showed them how (easy) to use is an inconvenience so they disable it and in microcoughed none the less. When it brakes I get hit up on FB from (currently) Debian, "can you fix my windblow$? )
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