Anti virus software
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