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The end of the antivirus?

The age of the antivirus is over – at least according to IT security giant Symantec. Symantec – the security software company best known for its consumer-focused Norton antivirus software – has told the Wall Street Journal that antivirus software is “dead”. The company’s boss, Brian Dye said that its software is managing to prevent just over half of attacks. But what does that mean for you? Well for a start, we strongly advise against removing any antivirus software from your business’ computers. While Symantec rightly points out that its antivirus software fails to prevent around 45 per cent of cyber-attacks, it isn’t as simple as it first seems. For one, it means that antivirus software is still blocking 55 out of 100 attacks. Two, the attacks that it isn’t blocking aren’t the type of attack that antivirus software...