It has recently been brought to my attention that Mac OS X and Linux users (especially Linux users) have been taunting us Windows users just because of the supposed fact that their OS "has no viruses" and that they don't need to "waste money" on "false security" provided by proper antivirus software. However, this is NOT true. Quoting Steve Jobs about the recent OS X malware attacks, with the important stuff highlighted:
“The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box. However, since no system can be 100 percent immune from every threat, antivirus software may offer additional protection.”
You see that? That, my Linux and OS X using friends, is the truth. Even if your OS is malware-free because Steve Jobs said so or because Richard Stallman sprinkled his pixie dust on the Linux kernel to protect it from threats, you are still a sitting duck to viruses, hackers, and other threats without proper protection against that. This is the same if you are on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Or all three.
Simply put, proper virus protection is essential to ANY computer, and you should NOT go without one, regardless of what the distributor of your Linux distro says or what Apple says. Want to find a good AV for your OS, though? Then just check somewhere like Amazon.com, which has customer reviews to help you effectively choose the right AV for you.
Stop believing in the false reality that your OS is 100% malware-free just because it's not Windows, spend a few dollars (or whatever your country's currency is) on proper virus protection - even if it's proprietary - and thank me later. Just don't come crying to me when you can't start your Windows PC, Linux box or Mac because some trojan got on it due to your lack of proper security products on your computer. If you do, I will deny help in that situation because it's YOUR damn fault why it got on your computer in the first place, and therefore, you should fix the problem yourself