Reply to post: Re: I didn't bother with a third party anti-virus for Win10

Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing under Avast antivirus update

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Re: I didn't bother with a third party anti-virus for Win10

...is this bad?

Absolutely!

If you don't run antivirus software on Windows 10, you'll experience problems with:

-applications and features being suddenly disabled or removed without your permission,

-demands for money to use your common applications e.g. card games,

-advertising all over the place for services that people want to push you towards,

-leaking of your personal data,

-browser hijacking where your favourite browser gets periodically replaced with one under the miscreants' control,

-unexpected reboots and changes to your environment.

And as we can all agree, those are very bad things and would make trying to use your PC very frustrating indeed.

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