Here's why. If we continue to have a machine in which the users are allowed to install apps then BAD APPS would only be blocked by the antivirus if the antivirus knows it is a bad app.
This means that almost all these infections that the user installs could be missed as the antivirus companies will not have a signature for these bad apps until such infect users and a sample is found.
-> This brings the security back to us. We have to be diligent about what we install and where we browse.
Look up WOT or Web Of Trust. I think this is a great addin. Try that.
A couple of days ago my computer was infected by AV Security Suite--it's a scam that supposedly fixes "infiltration" by a rogue program, but is itself a rogue program. Actually, most of the fixes listed on Google are scams as well, which I find quite alarming. Here's my question: When I'm finally able to put this nightmare behind me and get all of this garbage off my computer, what's the best antivirus software to install? I'd like to be able to head off future problems (if at all possible).
Thank you for any advice you can offer.