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Author Topic: How AV can open you to attacks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible  (Read 952 times)

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Interesting essay on how running an antivirus could actually open you up to some risks..

Antivirus programs, in many cases, make us safer on the Internet. Other times, they open us to attacks that otherwise wouldn't be possible. On Friday, a researcher documented an example of the latter—a vulnerability he found in about a dozen name-brand AV programs that allows attackers who already have a toehold on a targeted computer to gain complete system control.


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Re: How AV can open you to attacks that otherwise wouldn’t be possible
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 11:03 AM »
I would spend 100% of time on Linux if I could but it is far from perfect so for the Windows pc I have switched to Defender since a few months and so far so good.