[citation][nom]cruiseoveride[/nom]Anti-virus is just propaganda. Like the Windows blackouts. They just want you to think you are being safe.[/citation]
How do you figure? Go download porn and pirated software on the web and on bittorrent for a few hours on a machine w/out A/V and then do it on a machine with A/V. One machine will, strangely, be running much better. (although it will bother you incessantly saying that its busy deleting some file out of your Temporary Internets Files folder or...something about a virus?...i dunno)
They may not be perfect, hell...the A/V companies may write the viruses themselves. Either way, the viruses exist and the A/V will stop many of them... so.....
[citation][nom]Debunker[/nom]5. DISEASE MANAGEMENT. Antimalware fight has gone into professional status long ago. People are paid for fighting the malware. They have families and wishes, supported by that payments. No malware - no payment. This is the reason why all proprietary commercial systems will always be and keep "high malware compatibility".[/citation]
Wait, you honestly think that anti-malware companies are actively promoting malware just to stay in business? Like, they could get rid of it if they really wanted to?