Although I don't think there is anything wrong with taking precaution but I do think you give Norton far less credit for what its capable by listening to the bs talks of these fanboys. Also, your favorites, Norton, trend micro, are also multinational corporations. Being stupid is something like this, going beyond the call of duty and try to erase any file with a suspicious name.And as for keeping your valuable data safe, I would consider using a secondary external storage if I were you. The job of an antivirus is not deleting suspicious files.I do not ever use the computer for gaming purposes. -" Know that you will most likely never even encounter most of these so-called threats..." Well, that's what you think... But if I ever came across an issue where the file was quarantined, norton always provided with a restore option, so I don't see any harm done.
That is how stupid it was when I decided not to use it anymore.
I've installed AVG Anti-virus Free on two computers and I'm using Windows 7 on both.
Antivirus software by design requires periodic updates to maintain it’s effectiveness on a client workstation, and problems may arise unless steps are taken to ensure that the antivirus software can perform updates in a timely manner.
Scheduled are used to configure the antivirus software to update in a timeframe where Deep Freeze will not be protecting the workstations. Select Batch File in the Task Type drop down and click Add.
sect using Trend Micro for protection while I was working there. Unless you are planing to get security for a big intranet setup for your routers and networks to save access to some govt.