Why Should I Use Antivirus Software?
The answer is very simple. To protect your own computer from damage, and to prevent your computer from being used to transmit infections to other computers without your knowledge.
Many people are reluctant to spend cash on decent antivirus software. I agree that around $ 50 for a decent antivirus program, it’s not a small change. But, let’s look at the costs closer for a moment:
Computers -> $ 600 – $ 4,000
Monitor -> $ 250- $ 1000
Software -> $ 500- $ 5000
Internet connection -> $ 25 + / month
Personal / Business Data -> Price
So, at the low end of the scale we see investment in computers that cost the same as used cars, at the higher end, similar to newer used cars.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think you will buy a used car that has all the keys unlocked and doesn’t need a key to start it, and comes with the “STEAL ME” sign. .
Having a computer that doesn’t have the latest antivirus protection at all. You only ask for trouble.
And the problem WILL find you.
How can I be so sure? Just because that’s what viruses, worms, malware do, etc. Their ONLY task is to find unprotected computers and attack and hijack them without your knowledge. These things are VERY good at what to do, and they NEVER stop. If your computer is unprotected, and you share a disk or online, it will be infected.
The top antivirus software program costs an internet connection for only 2 months. Everything includes constant and unlimited automatic updates that keep your system safe and clean.
If you can afford to buy $ 1500 + on a computer, $ 300 + / year for an internet connection, you can definitely buy $ 50 once more to make it safe (and prevent it from being used to spread viruses and Trojan horses behind you).
Anything less is uncivilized!
P.S. Some people have started making claims that if you don’t use antivirus software you must be legally responsible if your machine is used as part of an attack (even if you don’t know it).