Expired antimalware software is nearly as unsafe as having no protection at all

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. ronjor

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    http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/arc...as-unsafe-as-having-no-protection-at-all.aspx
     
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    @ronjor

    People with expired anti-malware obviously have a lower awareness of security risks, which automatically makes them more vulnerable to being infected. What a ground braking conclusion. The real eye opener is that people who have their protection OFF are 8-9 procent less vulnerable as people with NO protection (2.2 % infection rate versus 2.4%).

    As a precaution I just have installed Clam AV and switched it off, hereby increasing my relative protection level with 8.3% (0.2/2.4).

    Ron, thank you so much for this insight

    Kees
     
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    That's the point of the article.
    Obviously, most of the members here know this but it wouldn't hurt to pass it on to others who lack knowledge of computer threats.
     
  4. Minimalist

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    Maybe you should leave it on. You will increase your protection with 75% :)
     
  5. DX2

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    Thanks Ron, good article..
     
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