SHOULD YOU HAVE AN UPDATED ANTI-VIRUS?

Question

I was toldby some computer programmers at work that if I use my computer for just home use that I really didn't need a Anti-Virus scan on my computer

When I bought my computer, McAfee came with it for a year, but I never have renewed this.

Please advise what I should do??

Thanks

Answer

This question was answered on March 31, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

THE ANSWER IS YES EVEN THOUGH YOUR COMPUTERS IS FOR PERSONAL HOME USE IT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO HAVE AN ANTI-VIRUS THE REASON ARE A VIRUS CAN COMPLETETLY DAMAGE YOUR COMPUTER, ALSO THERE VIRUSES THAT CAN REACH PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR COMPUTERS SUCH AS PASSWORDS TO INTERNET ACCOUNTS OR WHETHER YOU PURCHASE ONLINE WHERE YOUR VALUABLE CREDIT CARD, SOCIAL SECURITY NUUMBER ETC. CAN BE OPTAIN IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOURSELF YOU SHOULD UPGRADE ASK FOR A ANTI-VIRUS FROM A FRRIEND OR CO-WORKERS OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM AN INTERNET SITE SUCN AS CNET.COM OR ZDNET.COM IT MIGHT BE FREE OF CHARGE IF YOU DEDICE TO PURCHASE A VIRUS SCAN DONT PAY TOO MUCH MONEY FOR THE LATEST IS NOT NECESSARY AND ALWAYS SCAN UNKNOWN EMAILS, OR CD'S SOFTWARE OR GAMES AND FLOPPY DISK BEFORE YOU OPEN THEM TO BE SAFE PROTECTING YOUR COMPUTER CAN SAVE YOUR THE EXPENSE OF BUYING A NEW SYSTEM.

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Posted by Lian of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 31, 2003