I brought up the subject from lack of here, its always lock your stuff down, which for users that need to learn the basics is kind of ironic as they do not understand even why they are doing something let alone what to do if it causes other issues. The whole of the topic should be discussed for others to learn. Its why companies now that have whole IT departments and spend tons of money on systems and security still have breaches, from their weakest link "the average user", wouldn't it be intelligent to hold classes and teach them instead of just relying on the IT department and clean up afterwards. The act of teaching while having the IT department would greatly reduce the risk as opposed to the standard now deployed. Not relying on something completely is not the same as ignoring that aspect. I did not nor ever would i state one will never chance upon malware, but by learning and being observant one can dramatically reduce the chances. Would it matter if one was using defender or some 3rd party AV if they just blindly click on everything with not a care in the world. The above advice while not in full detail was meant to point in the right direction, to look at the full picture and not just tunnel vision security products. If one does not take the time to learn habits, and software they use then they will inevitably run into issues.Although a very wise post (especially on not relying on the AV), it isn't very satisfying. The typical advice "you shouldn't have clicked on that" and "you'll never run in to that malware" should never be considered the Bedrock of computer security.
Forums such as this as well as the goal of all AM companies should be keeping safe those that WILL click on that thing or WILL run in to that malware type. In short all should strive to protect those who are either unable or unaware of how to protect themselves. Sadly there s so much drivel being pushed out on the Net by those that should know better leading the typical user to rely on things that are inadequate while dismissing things that are of great value.
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