Why talk about antivirus?
Well, how do you check your bank balances, communicate with your financial advisor, lawyer, accountant etc? Probably via email and using the web, a lot of the time. Perhaps you pick up your tablet or sit down in front of your laptop and send and receive and view all sorts of highly confidential stuff. As part of our duty of care, we'd like to do all we can to ensure that this sort of info is safe and protected. How safe is your data?
What do we recommend?
Over the years we have used virtually all of the main products, installed them, removed them, trouble-shot them. That's what 10 years in IT gets you. By far the standout product, best value for money, in our humble opinion, is Eset Nod32 antivirus.
What about the competition?
ESET Smart Security 5 uses the least system resources after the system enters idle mode, saving significant amounts of power for important system tasks. See the chart below:
What about free products?
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. How much is your identity worth? Your assets? Your computers and tablets? Surely it is reasonable that to get decent protection, you need to pay something for it. One has to wonder: How are all those "free" products financed? Where does the money come from to research the product and keep it up to date against emerging threats? How are those people paid?
Hey, we're accountants so we're going to err on the side of conservative. Our advice: Bite the bullet and buy yourself some antivirus. You won't regret it. It's tax-deductible!
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