Apr 17 2010

Do We Still Need Virus Protection?

Category: Malware Protectioncomparem @ 5:38 pm

Despite the recent arrival of Windows 7, which some users were heralding as the Operating System to finally put an end to virus attacks, there is without question still a need for antivirus protection on our PCs.

In a test carried out in October last year, the web security company Sophos found that  Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 out of 10 viruses that they passed into it with the User Account Control (UAC) turned off. Turning the User Account Control on dropped the tally to 7 out of 10.

What is clear is that on a Windows 7 system with UAC set to the default and no antivirus, you’re still at risk from viruses and malware. The number of machines that still have no form of antivirus software installed is staggering, and with the range of free virus protection software out on the market there is really no excuse. There is the often-heard complaint that antiviruses cause more harm than good, and that the antivirus companies are always playing catch-up with the malware writers anyway.

However, we would argue that the benefits of virus protection software still outweight the potential downsides. After all, losing all the files on your PC and having your financial data intercepted is surely worse than the slow running of your Operating System?

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