Bogus The truth about antivirus and malware programs and Vista.

If you were to listen to the companies that produce antivirus, malware and firewall software you would think we are fighting a war. Tens of thousands of viruses and infections are constantly bombarding our computers. You have to be crazy to not be running at least one if not more antivirus programs. If your computer is not protected for just a second you will lose control to a bot net. Fortunately for you, that is not the case. The truth of the matter is very different. The reality is if you are infected there is nothing any of these programs can do to stop it. This is the really really important part. In order to get infected the user, you, must give permission. There is nothing any software can do to protect yourself from yourself. The two most common types of infections today are from Facebook, and bogus anti virus software that pops up on your computer screen. Both of these rely on the user to click and accept what is being offered. This is where the Vista part comes in. Unlike windows XP, Vista has the ability to warn you if a program is trying to install something. This is the single most important security feature. This is the only way to protect yourself from the most likely infections. Even with this type of security, if the user accepts the installation you have lost.

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