Computers are always under threat from viruses. Since the earliest days of the internet, computer viruses have evolved right alongside the technology they are designed to disrupt. As a result its important to keep up to date on the latest threats and how they might effect the computers you use.
One of the most prevalent threats to computers at the moment is not what you would initially expect. Many new pieces of software are often vulnerable to viruses, simply because they are new applications.
New software that has been recently released is subject to the threat of viruses, and sometimes the viruses often find ways to break the early, and yet to be established security of the fresh program. It takes time for the developers of the software to test and counter virus attacks, with some early attacks being made as they are defended against. Unfortunately, owners of the software also get hit by the attack, and must wait until the developers create a fix.
The solution, wait for a while after release before buying a program that you might rely on.