Norton Antivirus has taken the time to address and debunk some of the very common misconceptions that are believed by many people regarding cybersecurity and antivirus solutions.
SLUGGISH PC PERFORMANCE ALWAYS MEANS A VIRUS INFECTION
There are many reasons for your computer to start operating at a slower pace but the very first thing that comes to our mind is a virus. Before dropping to such a drastic conclusion, take the time to make sure that you are not running too many background processes, there is enough disk space on the system, and that all your programs are up to date.
WINDOWS PCs ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO VIRUSES
One of the widespread beliefs that make very little sense in the tech community is that Windows operating systems are the only ones that get infected with computer viruses or are somehow more vulnerable to them. This is not true at all. The reason why this seems to be the case is that the Windows operating system is the most widely used and accepted operating system across the world and has been for a very long time. This means that most hackers tend to focus their attention on developing hacking techniques and viruses that would successfully infiltrate systems with this OS. It does not, however, mean that Windows is weaker or more susceptible to these attacks.
FREE ANTIVIRUS PROGRAMS GIVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION
Where people may realize the importance of using an antivirus solution for their devices, they may not take it seriously enough to invest in it from their pockets. In fact, many people actively looking for free antivirus solutions to download from the internet and consider it to be protection enough. We are here to tell you that while these free programs offer some basic security tools, hackers have developed a lot of innovative techniques to exploit your vulnerabilities, which is why the smartest thing to do is to invest in a trusted solution like Norton.com/setup Antivirus.
ANTIVIRUS PROVIDERS MAKE VIRUSES TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS
Conspiracy theorists tend to have a field day with these kinds of theories and ideas, that companies will do everything they can to increase their sales. While it is true that some antivirus producing companies do create viruses, but not for the reasons you might think. They make viruses to test the strength of their own products. For example, Norton.com/setup Antivirus would create a virus or malicious script and try to inject it in a test computer that is equipped with the security features offered by Norton.com/setup.