Re: Anti Virus Program


Antony Stone
 

Hm, have you got any references for those comments "many tech experts now
suggest that anti-virus programs should not be used" and "using other security
software actually could leave your machine more vulnerable"?

That sounds interesting and quite significant - I'd like to read more
background about such opinions.


Thanks,


Antony.

On Friday 09 March 2018 at 17:24:47, Nimer Jaber wrote:

Hello,

Many tech experts now suggest that anti-virus programs should not be used,
that Windows Security is good enough for most users, and that using other
security software actually could leave your machine more vulnerable to
attack. this is for home users, not for enterprise users, but for the
average home user, the built-in security software is good enough, along
with a router firewall and the one built into the OS, and proper surfing
habbits such as not clicking on links and opening attachments in e-mails
you do not know and trust. I don't know if I am ready to adopt this advice
yet, but this is what many tech experts are recommending now.

As for me, I recommend Sophos. Sophos is focused on the enterprise market,
and they have a very robust home version at this time that is nearly fully
accessible from their web interface. it is a program i recommend highly. It
has also been rated pretty highly by independent lab testing methodologies.
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