May 26, 2021
Tech Tips: Antivirus
Computer viruses have been a problem for quite some time… and a good antivirus program is essential in the fight against them. Unfortunately, there is no “magic shot” that will fix this problem; any effective strategy will require sustained effort. What is your antivirus (AV) strategy?
If you choose to use Windows as your operating system (OS), then computer viruses are more of a concern to you, than users of other systems. If you use the Internet on a Windows OS, without a good antivirus strategy, you are courting disaster.
Here are some recommendations for Windows users, who cannot afford to shell out the money to adopt a top-of-the-line antivirus program right now:
5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Software for Windows 
This article was a pretty decent read. Do consider the alternatives based on your needs.
This morning, I realised that an AV solution that I recommended for years is one I should have abandoned two years ago. (See https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/avast-scandal-why-we-stopped-recommending-avast-avg/)
Any antivirus solution that is secretly harvesting your data (and then selling that data for profit) is one to be strenuously avoided.
We live in a time where we can no longer be lax on the important issues. Your protection and peace-of-mind in the future are based on your decisions now.