The importance of anti-virus software

Like car insurance for driving, anti-virus (AV) software is an unavoidable cost of using the internet. As virus creation has changed from hobby industry to criminal enterprise, the volume of internet threats has increased hugely.

1st August, 2009

Like car insurance for driving, anti-virus (AV) software is an unavoidable cost of using the internet. As virus creation has changed from hobby industry to criminal enterprise, the volume of internet threats has increased hugely.

Independent AV monitor AV-Test.org has 22 million unique samples of malware - the bad stuff that can get onto your PC - nearly double the amount recorded a year ago.

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