Saturday, December 19, 2015
But "Keep It Simple, Stupid" also works...
One of the reasons I've stuck to Windows through thick and thin, come hell and high water, has been because I love desktop gadgets and their cute informative stuff. And I've argued with Mighty Microsoft via their built-in Feedback in test versions about the security of such things.
They tried eliminating gadgets, unsuccessfully, on the excuse these are a security hazard. Sure they are. So is your regular Windows, which is targeted by every crooked programmer, hacker, and desperado on the globe, mostly because Microsoft refuses to make its 'Windows Defender' anything more than the standing joke of the security industry.
But I'm digressing again. The same security programs (plural) that I'm using to protect everything else on here are naturally protecting my gadgets too, so where's the real cause for alarm? And if you thought I'm implying here that we do need more than one security program these days, you would be correct - we do. Because: (there's always a 'because') malware evolves just like everything else on here. And security that protected us five or ten years ago can't cut it today. And you need more than one form of protection, because there's no such thing as "one size fits all". Some are better than others at one thing or another, and most will now be compatible with others. So find which is best at what, and use it.
I have three different ones, because one is excellent finding adware, and there's tons of it out there, and another is tops at stopping incoming malicious stuff, and the third is a highly-rated regular anti-virus. Because an ounce of prevention is still worth a pound of cure, and it's better to prevent than to clean up the mess.
Or you could use a system like Linux, which doesn't have some of those problems.