A while back, I boasted, mostly to Vaughn, that I did not receive spam when using a utilities software called Windows Washer. For the most part, that has been true. I don't know why it protects since it is not a true anti-virus/spam/etc. program. But, in my non-geek opinion, it does eliminate the pathways the bad guys use to invade computers.
However, in the past few weeks, I have been getting some very strange spam (?) invasions. I will get from one to three e-mail messages a day that look like advisories an e-mail I have sent failed to deliver. I looked at the first one using properties and message source. It looked like it could have been a virus. Definitely was not legit. I delete all without opening.
I do use AVG and Spy Bot S&D but these things still sneak through.
Unfortunate the bad guys do not put their talents to positive use.
I'm really [expletive deleted] over this.