Originally Posted by i7monkey
Refusing to use an antivirus is like refusing to use condoms and only sleeping with "good girls" who they "know" are "clean".
In both cases they think they're safe but they end up getting viruses anyway.
More like using an anti-virus is like using that condom you left in your wallet for the past three years. It might help until it breaks.
Nevermind. Forget the crappy analogies. Anti-virus programs aren't the be all and end all. I don't use a real-time anti-virus. I just have a couple programs like Malwarebytes, superantispyware, and Hitman Pro to do manual scans when I feel like it. Otherwise, I have a fairly secure set up in that I use a standard account instead of the administrator account and I use built in Windows policies that blocks all executables from running unless they're in C:\Windows or C:\Program Files. That alone stops 99.9% of drive-bys or other unauthorized programs from trying to run.
If not, there are other great forms of security that, in my opinion, are far more reliable than anti-virus like SandboxIE. Of course, you could also use it in combination with an anti-virus.