Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee
Some people's freedom
affect the rest of us ... they don't understand, or ignore "responsibility" for their actions.
I don't/can't take this topic as serious!
For the record, I do run antivirus software on my work computer and on my home computer. In the past 2-3 years, I don't recall a single instance where either virus software actually caught or identified anything. And I do run the occasionally malware,spyware scan with a couple of different apps and besides the typical cookie stuff and what not...absolutely nothing turns up here either.
So, in some respects, I guess that goes to show that the typically places that I surf and the typical things that I do aren't in a high risk category. I don't pirate software...so no warez, cracks, keygen sites or the like for me. I'm not really into the p2p apps and the torrents either, so safe on those fronts. And if for some reason I "had" to visit some website with questionable content, there is always a virtual machine installed at my house running some flavor of Linux which is going to pretty much float by without an incident.
So, while I don't usually advise most people to forego their antivirus applications, I think in the right persons hands, it might really not be the end of the world. Like in my case, many years without a single incident...but 100% of the time I have a background app running and checking to ensure that I am safe. Without that app using up cpu cycles and the like, I would end up with the same result that I am in today...clean as a whistle.
Of course, I will not get rid of my AV apps because I do remotely connect into a VPN to my office and I cannot take a chance that something might work it's way onto my work network.