We don’t have any good data that tells us this, but it’s a minuscule percentage of people.On the other hand, there are millions and millions of computers that are part of botnets, often because they refused to install security updates and ended up infected.No more logging on to each computer to initiate the update installation.
In 2009, a Mc Afee antivirus update made some computers unbootable, but that only affected computers running that particular antivirus — one we wouldn’t necessarily recommend.
Exactly how many computers were affected by these problems?
After a patch is released, the security hole becomes public knowledge if it wasn’t already.
Attackers now know the problem and can rush to start exploiting it as soon as possible before people update.
You can actually use your computer without being harassed!