I have had this lap top for a few months now and I absolutely love it. I used to have a toshiba but had to give it up and this one is ten times better. I haven't had any issues with viruses or anything. If i could however change one thing about this product, it would be that it should be touch screen. It came with Windows 8 which was basically designed for touch screens. However I wouldn't give up this lap top except to upgrade to maybe a Mac. This is a great lap top to have. Very easy to carry around. The battery life is phenomenal, and its just an all around good lap top. If you are looking for a reliable easy to use lap top, I would recommend this one all the way.