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7. Security Annoyances > VIRUSES, WORMS, AND OTHER SLIMY CREATURES

VIRUSES, WORMS, AND OTHER SLIMY CREATURES

ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE SLOWS ME DOWN

The Annoyance:

Since I installed antivirus software on my computer, it takes longer to collect my email. The messages used to pop into my Inbox as fast as lightning, but now that my antivirus software is checking each message, it seems to take twice as long, or longer.

The Fix:

Yeah? So? And your point is?

YOU DON’T NEED EMAIL TO GET A VIRUS

The Annoyance:

One of the three computers on our network has no email. We use it only for Internet access, and most of that work is for the children’s homework and school research. Because of the lack of email, I didn’t install an antivirus program. But my 12-year-old son tells me no computer should be without antivirus software.


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