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So What Is The Problem With Antivirus Software

Between the ears

There is a problem with antivirus software and let me say especially the commercial products.

Antivirus software lulls you into a false sense of security – consumers and businesses think that , if I install and have paid for an Antivirus product I will be protected and I can do whatever I want on my computer.

This is wrong. Yes wrong.

Antivirus products can and do have issues and are great at catching 6 month old issues , thats why they fail against stopping ransomware in most cases.

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So what is the solution – you are , its about changing what is between your ears so that you make the correct decision on your Windows computer.

It is about what you do and being careful.

  • Keeping your operating system up to date
  • Not clicking links in emails
  • Watching what you install – software ( the free sort ) , extensions in your browser
  • Use an adblocker
  • Use Google Chrome

Finally let Microsoft handle your antivirus – Defender if you are on Windows 10 – Security Essentials for Windows 7

 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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