Get a Mac.
There are no viruses, spyware or other nasties. Surf in peace, without paying for ineffective anti-spyware, anti-virus software.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.