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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

Do You Need to Buy Antivirus Software For Your Computers, Smartphones, and Tablets?

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

One of the most common questions I get from people is 'what is the best anti-virus protection to have for computers and smart devices'. There is a ton of anti-virus tools such as McAfee, Norton, or Kaspersky, Avira, Avast, and AVG that offer features such as malware removal, spam blocking, and identity protection. Well, you will be shocked when I tell you the best anti-virus protection is nothing. Why? Windows and Macintosh computers already have it built-in and if you educate yourself, you don't need it for your smartphones or tablets. Read on to see how you can save your money and learn how to keep your devices safe without spending hundreds on protection software.

99% of cybersecurity threats require user interaction which means as long as you aren't falling victim to those phishing emails, texts, and phone calls, your devices, and your data and your devices will stay safe. In recent years, cybercriminals have turned to social engineering as a way of getting your personal information. They are also focused more on collecting your information that has already been leaked to the dark web. These methods of gathering information are much easier and profitable than the work that it takes for hackers to maneuver past personal and business firewalls.