If a person is piling up lots of security softs, one on top of another, it is a sign of ignorance or emotional insecurity.
But is It Really Necessary To Have As Much ??
But many of us here are 'hobbyists." We like to try things and tinker. It's part of the fun
Indeed, I have tried to limit it to None, but just like too many, neither is the best option for everyone. Finding the right balance for your PC is essential.So no you do not need necessarily need a whole of lot security apps but having multi layer schemes is not a bad thing either, as long as you know how they work and work together.
True, many computers have been hacked, simply because security software have SYSTEM rights, so AV's vulnerability is more than critical, like DoubleAgent. and they do not always disclose it, obviously, they just quietly patch it. Windows Defender is not invulnerable either (mpengine).More programs=bigger attack surface. Take into account everything you have installed on your system can be exploited to take control over your PC.
What is your security? Since it is your config, that triggered the question, I would like to know.
But many of us here are 'hobbyists." We like to try things and tinker. It's part of the fun.
I have a friend who hangs out at candlepowerforums.com
He has about 30 flashlights that cost between $100 - 300 (USD). Does he really need all those different flashlights that he tells me have slightly different characteristics?