I hate Viruses. I hate Spyware. I hate those Phising emails that make you think you have a package, a new facebook message, or an ACH payment! I hate them all! You know what else I hate, I hate antivirus programs that make you think you are protected!
Look at that fancy icon at the bottom – is it Green? Does it look like you are protected? Whether you are using Microsoft Security Essentials, Norton, or whatever flavor of av software – somehow they still get through!
AV programs detect known viruses mostly well but when it comes to detecting an unknown threat – they fail almost every time.
What can you do? Don’t open attachments, don’t surf blindly, and make sure you keep a backup.