Originally Posted by weidass
I Love how people that profess to not using antivirus always give off a 'Holier than thou' vibe. Like they are the only 'clean' ones on the internet and the rest of us with our dirty websites and dirty virus infected computers are the only ones that need antivirus. Like it's some kind of sin.
Seriously, if you don't like AV products, don't use AV products, and haven't used a specific AV product enough to give an opinion... please don't
give an opinion. All you are doing by giving such a baseless opinion, is trolling with the view to start some kind of flaming.
I have plenty of experience with AV programs, I install them for clients nearly every day, and I get feedback from hundreds
of people on how many times they see it pop up with a warning vs how much slower their workstation became after installing it, or how much less battery life they have on their laptop, and so on.
Every memory-resident program you install on your PC takes up space and uses the CPU, and this effect is compounded when the program intercepts system calls to read files and do other things, adding in code branches that don't need to be there. It doesn't take a genius, or even a technically-minded person, to see the effects. If you think that the slowdown is worth the protection then fine, but that doesn't mean it's the case for everyone. There's no such thing as a 100% resource-free program, whether it's anti-virus or not.
I also don't get how I'm
coming of with a 'holier than thou' attitude, when you're the one sitting here professing about how the only opinions that matter are the opinions of the people who use them. Anyone who chose to stop using them automatically has "no experience", and therefore has a worthless opinion.