We Old Timers have that problem..... we tend to say what we think regardless of who we're saying it to or the consequences.
But when we're supposed to be here to help the nubes and casual users, with the best information we can,
it's counter productive to tell someone to NOT use any AV, AS or AM software. Heck I use it all and share it
all with my customers. If someone is going to be S$%&@, at least they should keep it to themselves.
I have my own forum (annonymous) and I'd ban someone for advocating NOT using AV/AS software.
The best AV software companies in the world, provide a FREE version of their software, to cut down on
the number of viruses and spyware circulating in the Wild.
I've heard a few say that AV software slows down their PC too much. Cheeeech! Their PC must be a real dog
loaded up with every POC possible. Clean up that mess and the AV software won't slow it down.
I run AVG 2011 Internet Security and MalwareBytes Pro both on my own PC and they don't slow it down a bit.
I had to work on a kid's PC this past week. It had NO AV and AS software. It did however have several trojans
posing as AV/AS software. I had to remove literally hundreds of pieces of spyware and viruses and Trojans.
Then clean out over 100,000 temp and junk files. Then replace several drivers that were totally missing.
It was amazing that the PC still ran. (sort of)
Some local jerkwad PC tech had put in a mis-matched pair of RAM sticks and only one was even working, leaving
the little PC with only 256meg's of ram.
I have a solution for tech's like that, but Tar and Feathering has been deemed illegal. Shucks!
When will they ever learn?
Y'all have a great day now, Y'hear?