Slowdown: Users turn off anti-virus software

Anti-virus software does work if used properly, but a new study shows 25 percent of consumers surveyed turned off their anti-virus software because it was slowing down the computer, while 12% considered abandoning the Internet because of safety concerns.

01/02/2011


Anti-virus software does work if used properly, but a new study shows 25 percent of consumers surveyed turned off their anti-virus software because it was slowing down the computer, while 12% considered abandoning the Internet because of safety concerns.

In addition, 63% tried multiple anti-virus security products in a one-year span on the same computer, according to a survey of 9091 anti-virus software provider Avira customers worldwide.

“It’s not surprising that consumers try multiple security products each year since everyone is trying to find the right security product which can effectively balance protection and a computer’s resource usage”, said Sorin Mustaca, data security expert with Avira.

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