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Oh no, software has bugs, we need antivirus. Oh no, bug-squasher has bugs, we need ...

quxinot Silver badge

Prior to the advent of the cryptolocker variations, I'd have suggested that running any of the typical AV applications was a far bigger detriment to system performance than simply having an infection.

If your system impact is that high, your software is crap. Even if it works, it's crap. And AV, characteristically, does not work very well. (See also itunes for example of massive blows to performance for crap software.)

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