So.. I've got 1 Windows box (which I barely use) .. and 2 Debian boxes (my daily drivers).
There's ESET NOD32 (don't like the free ones) on all of them and the license is about to expire. Should I renew it?
I mean.... there was not a single incidence with malware/viruses since I purchased the AV. Which may be because I (usually) know what I'm doing and acting paranoid af.
On the other hand... better save than sorry 🤔
what's your opinion?
I dont know, but on the Windows machines I have managed and used the past years seems to do fine with the built-in protection that windoze has. Even companies seems to trust it nowadays
I agree that the windows box has to be some sort of protected. And I'm sure the built in AV would do the trick. But I'm hesitant about the Debian boxes. 🤔 ... they are firewalled at least...
Are your linux systems AV protected?
The matter is.. if I subscribe for ESET AV (Windows) .. I get as many Linux/Android/younameit licenses as I want for free
that's strange... I just dpkg'ed the .deb file and all was fine with Debian
Well.. there was trouble with the license .. the code I received from ESET didn't work with Linux. I had to contact the support first and they sent me special credentials for Linux installations.
Damn.. If I wouldn't be THAT stingy .. I would have renewed the subscription and we would not have this discussion 😂
ah no.. my fault... no .deb file .. just searched my download folder.. its some kind of executable 🙈
I'm old and it's been a year since I installed it 😅
@TFG I have something like a month-long outage in the lab in my home country because I didn't bother with Windows firewall and an anti-virus. So yeah, if you aren't ready to redo your whole set-up and check for exploitation impact, I'd say that having an antivirus and a firewall on a windows host itself is a good idea.
I've tooted a while ago that Windows machines are still more or less attack vectors and it was stupid of me to think otherwise.
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