Detect and stop viruses, threats and malware before they even get to your PC.
Why do I need Antivirus protection?
These days, most people are aware enough about the dangers on the Internet to know that there are viruses and antivirus software protects against them. But people often fall into the trap of thinking they know better than to fall for some of the tricks and traps attackers use and wonder, “Do I really need antivirus?” The fact is you need antivirus because it’s a very dangerous world online and you can do everything right and still find your system compromised, and your personal information stolen, if you don’t have adequate protection.
Some people think that they can recognize spam and phishing emails and know not to open them. Or maybe they think that people only get computer viruses if they go to illegal sites or illicit ones. Being smart online will help protect you and your information, but vulnerabilities are found in software and websites all the time. Even if you’re only going to reputable sites, it’s still possible that you could find yourself with malware on your system.
The type of user you are also affects what kinds of risks you’re exposed to. Avid social networkers may be more exposed to privacy risks, while a busy executive may risk losing company data on his smartphone. While many software vendors build some security directly into their products, paid security solutions offer more layers of protection, plus features specific to your Internet activity.
In today’s Internet world where Web threats are pervasive across nearly all devices that connect to it, and good computing practices aren’t sufficient to completely protect yourself, there’s really no reason not to go out and get yourself some form of antivirus or security software.