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Do I really need an anti-virus?

Do I really need an anti-virus? I get asked this question all the time.

People understand why businesses insist on having an anti-virus, but they don’t understand why they as individuals need to purchase it for their personal computer. Why would anyone be interested in hacking or harming my computer?

censorship-610101_1920There are approximately 30,000 websites hacked every day. Most of these hackers play simple pranks like hiding a joke on the website or rearranging menu items, often kids practising their skills. Some hackers do have very malicious intentions like stealing user data or credit card numbers.

Yes, anti-virus is important. Making sure your antivirus is up to date is equally important!

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