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Is Antivirus dead?

Senior Member

Is Antivirus dead?

After Robert O'Callahans blog posts and some really good discussions on some tech sites  I am asking this questions:

 

Is he true saying "antivirus software vendors are terrible; don't buy antivirus software, and uininstall it if you already have it (except, on Windows, for Microsoft's)." ?

 

Should we really deinstall third-vendor antivirus software and only trust on Microsoft's security competence?

 

Is the classic Antivirus software really dead?

 

3 REPLIES
Scholar

Re: Is Antivirus dead?

Who is this Antivirus you are talking about?

Novice

Re: Is Antivirus dead?

Of course, cyber criminals are one step ahead, but I don't agree with you antivirus needed at least free.

Regular Member

Re: Is Antivirus dead?

This is an opinion. And it is ok. But we live in a virus world. And we need some protection, a kind of "vaccination". In this case ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARES.

Computers, phones etc does not get ill, if they have enough protection.