Anti virus soft­ware

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Could it be pos­si­ble that AV soft­ware does more harm than good? .....................

Antivirus slows down your com­puter, in­ter­feres with apps and nags you with re­newal pop-ups. But what if they were the least of its crimes? What if it was ac­tu­ally mak­ing your PC less se­cure? long-run­ning de­bate be­tween devel­op­ers and antivirus ven­dors has es­ca­lated into a knives-out brawl. The devel­op­ers ar­gue the antivirus in­dus­try’s lazy tech­niques widen the at­tack area and that sloppy code is filled with flaws, giv­ing hack­ers more routes into the OS. Se­cu­rity firms, on the other hand, ar­gue those with­out antivirus re­main at great­est risk.

Who is cor­rect? Both par­ties have a case, but the in­creas­ingly ran­corous bat­tle be­tween some of the big­gest names in the tech in­dus­try is cur­rently gen­er­at­ing more heat than light. Would you gen­uinely be bet­ter off unin­stalling your se­cu­rity soft­ware? Read on and draw your own con­clu­sions.

DEVEL­OP­ERS AR­GUE THAT BUGGY, BIG-NAME ANTIVIRUS SOFT­WARE IS MORE DANGER­OUS THAN THE AT­TACKS IT’S MEANT TO GUARD AGAINST. NI­COLE KO­BIE PUTS THE SE­CU­RITY VEN­DORS ON TRIAL

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