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Deciding on an Antivirus Software Plan
You must decide what sorts of antivirus software you need, based on how you use your system, and how much risk you are willing to accept. The decision is based on a serious of tradeoffs:
I personally tend towards the less-cautious end of the scale; I simply do not exchange enough floppy disks and executable programs to warrant erecting a fortress around my PC. I employ the following safeguards in my efforts to avoid virus infection, and my home system has been virus-free for over five years:
Remember that what is right for me, may not be right for you. This is an individual decision that you should make after being sure that you understand the issue and the risks involved. For some people, much tighter security, using tools such as inoculation and memory-resident scanning, may be the best choice.