Do We REALLY Need Antivirus Software?
Some antivirus software’s are poorly created, often leaving massive holes in a person’s cyber defense. Others are secretly harvesting data. But a good antivirus program will make sure that you and your devices are safe. Some PC makers will preload antivirus software and try to coerce you into signing up for it because that’s how they make money. But you shouldn’t ever feel pressured, and you likely don’t need whatever it is they’re selling. The short answer is yes, antivirus software can prevent things like network hacks, phishing websites, financial theft, and even traditional computer “viruses”. Some of them can even prevent identity theft. That doesn’t always mean the software that comes with your computer is right for you though. Do your research and determine what your individual needs are and look for software’s that offer those things.