While I agree the original Microsoft ads were misleading since the laptops typically purchased were not the same hardware as the comparable Mac. It is absolutely bullshit that Apple continues to promote the notion that users of Macs never need worry about viruses.
I agree I’m not the typical user, but at the same time nobody in my family has had a virus as long as they kept the anti-virus (which was free AVG) up to date which was set to auto-update. Also as long as you’re not going about torrenting, P2P, crazy porn sites, your PC should stay pretty clear of even malware. Microsoft will even begin to include additional bundled software.