I think that as a windows user, I have no where to run and no where to hide. In the windows world no matter how many precautions I take, I can get infected by -
1 - Drive by on legal and popular websites due to malicious scripts and browser bugs. 2 - Lame malware protected by crypting, packing etc. 3 - Malicious advertisements
(Feel free to add anything else to this list)
What did I do to protect myself -
1 - Paid antivirus 2 - NoScript in Firefox (and regularly updated chrome) 3 - Sandboxie (Ok, I did not use it all the time) 4 - Almost regular update of AV, Software (browser, pdf reader, java etc) , Windows
Do I need to keep everything inside a VM to feel a little more safe? What should I do to be way more secure, maybe 99.99% ?
To be safe, I used to do all my web surfing in my linux distro which is installed in dual boot. But, its inconvenient when you want to use windows software at the same time.