AV Free and not free
by pgc3 - 8/6/12 11:46 AM
In Reply to: Thanks by 1785bkc
As the prior poster stated, there are many trains of thought on what to and not to use when it comes to A/V software(s). And there are so many variables a real panacea too all potential issues does not, in all liklelyhood exist. The freebies seem to work fairly well to a point, AVG, AVAST etc. etc. But there are shortfalls, as mentioned, real time protection can be critical for a myriad of reasons. The pay versions while some are pretty pricey. offer features such as real time, phishing options and other features that may preclude malware/spyware intrusions. It is a matter of choice and of course has some to do with how technologically versed/oriented the system user is. Computing can be fun but reloading Operating systems and software because of a bug created by some techie half way around the world can be a little irritating. Personally I opt to pay the stipend having learned several lessons over the years and with as many systems as I run on my network I like to play as safely as I can. It has long been felt by some of us that paying for security software is akin to paying the mob for protection, there is no real proof of this but it sure seems odd, especially since the head of one of the world's largest security software orginizations is a former KGB cryptographer, myself . a former cryptographer, can sort of relate.
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