Belfast Telegraph

Brits 'likely to get mad with PCs'

Britons are more likely to get mad with their computers than with their partners, according to a survey.

The study showed almost half of those questioned admitted to losing their temper with their PC more than anything else in their life.

The poll of 3,000 people showed a third had lost information due to a computer crash and 30% had shed a tear over their computer woes.

And when asked what was the most common reason for losing it with their PC, being "slow" was the most frequently cited followed by "crashing" and then "pop-ups".

The survey also showed how one in ten people did not use any anti-virus software despite a quarter admitting to losing information due to a virus. It also indicated the average Briton has two computers in their home.

The survey was commissioned by online security software company AVG.

AVG UK managing director Mike Foreman said: "It's astonishing how much we store on our personal computers today and how open we can leave ourselves to cyber criminals."

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