On one fine day, when I was on my regular web browsing reading regular themed stories, I came across one of the stories from wired.com where the headline says something about antivirus investment. That story caught my eye and I begin to immediately click on it and read what it has to say about this.
I was stunned at what the security experts think about investing on antivirus where most of them do not use antivirus simply because they find it useless. Why is it so? First of all, they are too expert on getting rid of rookie threats. Secondly, if the threat is going to be somewhat complicated, then the antivirus will not be able to cope as well.
What I say about this?
I agree totally what they said about not having antivirus and how useless is an antivirus when you really have some complicated threat. But come to think of it again, how many security experts do you have in this world? Not everyone knows how exactly Malware works and how to prevent it from infecting your computer.
I will still go for having an antivirus to protect me and my computer. Although I know where are the places that spread Malware venomously and how they can infect a computer but I am not taking any risk here. There might be another 1000 or even a million of threat that I don’t really know how they work.
If you are not too sure how a Malware infection works, please do not take the advice from the experts blindly. That is an advice from an expert to another expert. And I would like to remind here as well, if you are running a company, ensure all your employees have antivirus installed. You will not know what is the next stupid thing that they will do. Probably a worm infection which can easily spread around your LAN network?
If you are really one of them who don’t use an antivirus protection, feel free to let us know in the comment here and also how you survive until today. And to the non-experts, do remember that there is such thing called online virus scanner if one day you are out of antivirus protection for real.