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Roach412 wrote:there should be a "depends" option.
i never used them in the past, but there's so many exploits on the web (even on "safe" sites) that it's nearly impossible to not get something at some point.
that being said...if you don't do anything that has to do with financials/important/sensitive data, then go for it. if you constantly sign into your banking/credit accounts and do a lot of purchases, then i wouldn't leave yourself completely unprotected. it's your identity, so you can choose to risk it if you want.
so - for my main/heavy lifting machine i use anti-virus/malware/etc. it's powerful enough that it doesn't really impact me.
for my boring laptop that i use to watch youtube and read news/etc...no.
evasive wrote:Check your bank/credit card company policy to see if they have a clause in the contract that says you are responsible for working on a safe computer. I think according to their rules, that means using anti-virus software. You are using sensitive information in there (your credit card details to login).
Are you safe? No, these days phishing websites are made professionally to look exactly like the real deal. Without some form of real-time check it's impossible to tell...
I have WOT installed for Firefox; isn't it supposed to do that??
c327 wrote:Even if you don't go on line I would think that a PC may still be susceptible to a nasty of some sort just by installing a program that may have something bad embedded in it ??????
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