Originally Posted by _02
Curious, what is your reasoning behind not running the AV? Even though I think re-imaging frequently like that is a great idea provided you don't eat up too much time doing it.
Just system resource usage?
I'd be worried that even a small breach could compromise an encryption key, credential to a sensitive online resource, etc. In the end, no method is fully secure if someone is determined, but I don't fully get the tradeoff of any level of vulnerability for resources that are typically so negligible that they go unnoticed.
They tend to lag my HDD a tad, its not much and only noticeable when I'm doing a lot but real time protection is a real pain in the rear end.
But the main reason is that frequent updates eat up my quota and my time, I'd prefer to do the reimage (Which takes barely any time due to the fact I run a 30GB C: drive) once a month.
As for CC cards, ebanking passwords, etc, I never enter them and I tend to only do that stuff on my phone for obvious reasons, plus running a 64bit browser helps when I just copy paste it, etc.