Well, after 14 years or so of shopping on the Internet the b*stards finally managed to steal my Mastercard number. No real damage was done as I caught it early on and alerted the bank. I don't know if I was one of the 40 million but still it was an eye opener as I'm aware of the threat out there and I try to keep my computer and sensitive data safe.
But still I thought it best to do a thorough review of my PC defenses. I found a lot information out there on how to do that with one of the better ones being this overview of 4 steps to keep your computer safe from the folks at Microsoft.