The answer is really simple.
Many people are reluctant to shell out the cash for decent antivirus software. I’ll agree that at roughly $50 for a decent antivirus program, it isn’t exactly small change.
But, let’s look at the costs more closely for a moment:
- Computer –> $600-$4,000
- Monitor –> $250-$1000
- Software –> $500-$5000
- Internet Connection –> $25+/month
- Personal/Business Data –> Priceless
So, on the low end of the scale we are looking at a computer investment similar in price to an older used car, on the higher end, similar to a newer used car.
Having a computer that does not have up-to-date antivirus protection is absolutely the same. You are simply asking for trouble.
And trouble WILL find you.
How can I be so sure?