Originally Posted by flushentitypacket
I'm tired of people saying "Omg, if you are just smart you won't get a virus."
Even the most seasoned professional skydivers wear a reserve chute. "LOL IF U PACK UR CHUTE CORRECTLY U DONT NEED TO LUG THAT THING AROUND."
No. You lug your goddamn reserve chute around because the extra few pounds is worth it for safety.
Likewise, you take the tiny performance hit from using an AV program because no matter how awesome you are, accidents happen.
^This. (Minus the anger. lol )
I think some people are just waiting to loose on their data before they learn.
For those who advocate: "Back up always and you'll be fine!", you have a lot to learn about viruses. If you get one and don't know its there and make a system image or whatever your backup preference is, you're still pooped no matter what if it is a destructive one. Better safe than sorry.
While I agree that not everyone has ultra cutting-edge hardware... (and thus, this is directed at those who complain and yet have average++ hardware), come on. Complaining about <100MB use with 4GB+ ram? Or a 2% (or more) on a mid-high end CPU? Really?.... of course, that doesn't mean that we should look for resource-hungry AV's too... i like my clock cycles and megabytes lol.
The point is, get an AV to keep yourself protected. But it definitely is not THE solution to viruses... i agree. Get an AV, and be smart. Those two when it comes to virus handling are not mutually exclusive