Do you need antivirus software on your PC? If you’re not sure of the answer to that question, then the short answer is yes. The longer answer is that security software is only one piece of what should be a simple, straightforward, and systematic approach to your PC’s health. Here’s my seven-step program.
My favorite part of this is that people are mostly getting infected by malware exploiting vulnerabilities that were patched 2-3 years ago (but YOU keep ALL the software on your computer updated, right?) and the rest of the top-10 most common are installed through social engineering. There is no software or hardware that provides security against the user’s ignorance or gullibility.