Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Anti-virus software is a must have deterrent to protect folk from things that go on in the cyber world that can and will destroy your computer systems. I have been involved in computer since their conception. I have seen many virus programs throughout the years grow and get better and better. Out of 25 years of experience with computers I can tell you I have never had a computer destroyed by a virus. Usually what happens is we think everything is a virus that causes our systems to break down simply not true.
Our systems break down because we fail to treat them and take care of them allowing them to become infested with junk files and software that has piled up and not been cleaned up. Our files are out of whack and our cookies have gotten out of control. The newest browsers have done a wonderful job in clearing out the garbage and your mess for you with the click of a button. I personally do not use anti-virus software because it bogs down my computer for one second there are two many out there to choose from. They are all for one purpose to make sure that the real deal does not infect your machines. With this in mind I do not recommend anyone from not having Anti-virus installed it is a must unless you are like me and know what is going on totally without merit and have a clue as to what the difference from spyware and add-ware as well as a real virus looks and feels like where to find it and how to destroy it before it destroys you.
So the real truth about anti-virus software is that "yes" you must run the software you also need just one at a time and the less is the best. If you can find one that is non intrusive does not show itself while it is working in the background does not slow your computer down. "Good Luck" I use spy-bot search and destroy that is my anti-virus and it is free. The only thing with this is that you have to run all the time manually. It is worth not having to pay for the service to use it. So this is the truth about anti-virus software a must have deterrent no question. Clean your machines daily and you will never have an problems I do not.
John A. Crowder
Posted by John on
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