Do you really need an antivirus in 2018?

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Do you really need an antivirus in 2018?

 

Operating systems have included their own security solutions and most browsers can easily let you know if a site has malicious content. So you have to wonder, do you really need an antivirus at this time? Or will you just shell out money for nothing if you get such software?

It turns out that you do really need an antivirus solution right now if you have a lot of sensitive data on your PC. The focus has to be on figuring out what information is relevant and keeping it away. Normally, you want to have a backup that’s stored away. This enables you to avoid any potential malware and virus infections.

However, as you can imagine, even antivirus software can do so much. Despite having regular updates, most antivirus solutions still have a bit of time when they can be attacked by new threats that wasn’t combatted by those companies yet.

You don’t realize that, but there aren’t only viruses that you need to be wary about. There are other types of threats too, which include trojans, rootkits, malware and ransomware, among many others. So yes, there are tons of potential attackers that you need to take into consideration, and that’s why you do need a security solution.

An antivirus can protect you against viruses and some types of malware. But you will also need an anti-malware solution, maybe even a rootkit scanner and so on.

However, if you know what sites to visit and what to avoid, you can end up having a safe browsing experience without worrying about potential problems. As you can imagine, there can be some issues and problems at times, but if you know what stuff to download, what emails not to open and what sites to avoid visiting, you can actually stay very safe.

The basic Windows protection is really good, but as you can imagine it’s not enough. That is, unless you really know what you are doing and you focus on getting the best results all the time.

So, do you need an antivirus or not? It all comes down to how much you know about protecting yourself online. Someone that’s proficient at this will have no problem getting some good results. But on the other hand, if you’re the type of person that casually uses the computer and web, you need as much protection as you can get. And in general, it’s really good to have an antivirus solution, so you won’t worry about personal data leaks or any malware infections!

 

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