Although I will go to Firefox on occasion I still consider it to be the FORD (fix or repair daily) of browsers for the very reason that makes it good and each update can bring new issues to some new people. For me there have been less issues with Chrome and do not believe it is any less secure. But admit my experience is personal. I have also have very good results with Bitdefender free as my anti-virus this year.
I've experienced that so many people think that they don't need any Anti Virus systems. : I've got Windows 7 and all the updates protect me." Or guys with an Apple: " We don't need such Anti Virus Programmes, as they only affect Microsoft products"
That's obviously not true. I'd given some movies to a MAC owner, who'd copied a few movies on his notebook from my memory stick. When I got it back it had some Apple specific and strange viruses and Trojan horses.
He then didn't believe me, and his notebook quit its job only a few weeks afterwards. Could have been the crap he had on it. Hard to find a competent shop familiar with Apple products.
I've tried almost all Anti virus systems, running AVG 2014, full version now. Had Avast, couldn't hear that weird: " A virus has been detected" anymore, as it didn't find the serious ones.
Norton was also a very bad idea and a pain in the butt, it always slowed my system down, without finding the little monsters.
Had NOD and others, but # 1 is and always was Kaspersky. Affordable and reliable.If you really want to know how good your actual Anti Virus program is, download the free trial version from Kaspersky and you'll be surprised what other don't find.
Here's a link for a 30 day trial: http://www.kaspersky.com/trials
I truly believe that Anti Virus selling companies also "create" them. It's business. Money doesn't stink.-
Edited by sirchai, 2013-11-16 09:36:45.