Global surveys have shown that well over half of the populations are both aware of and concerned about potential online security risks. However, an estimated one-fourth of PCs are not protected with antivirus software, leaving them on average 5.5 times more likely to be infected. For desktops and laptop computers, Trojans are the most common infection, followed by PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). A study by the Hasso-Plattner Institute found that IT software security vulnerabilities is at an all-time high, with 11,150 security risks registered globally.
Computer viruses are growing at such an alarming rate and it becomes extremely important for everybody to secure their Computer with an antivirus. It is popularly believed that paid antivirus is for people who use their devices for more complex and high-end tasks. However, cybercriminals are not just only eyeing up your PC any more. They are after the vast amount of private information on all your devices whether it’s a laptop or PC, from where they can steal your money, your most private information or maybe even your identity.
People spend anywhere from 30k to lakhs of rupees to buy their PC/Laptops but they are not willing to spend a very small amount to secure their PC/Laptops. One must understand that without an antivirus, it is very easy for any attacker/ hacker to steal your private information, exploit any code he wants and damage your device to an unbearable extent.