Recently when I was trying to install a software which didn't happen to be from reputed sources, my anti-virus popped up a warning saying:
XYZ-antivirus blocked you from visiting an infected webpage
My question here- am I being too paranoid thinking that I could have been infected even though my anti-virus says it blocked me from visiting the infected webpage?
Or in more generic terms- can an end-user, who may not be a techie, just be happy by trusting his anti-virus solution assuming he uses a decent one and keeps it updated?
Does he need to be bothered about "am I infected?", "should I nuke it from orbit?" when he sees such occasional messages about a virus or a trojan detected in his USB stick or the one that I got above?
p.s.: I could very well share the name of the anti-virus I use, but I thought of keeping it a more generic question.