Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode
An experienced dev would tell you why antivirus is a bad idea. It boils down to 2 things:
Giving a non-local/foreign program full control of system resources
Reacting to an infection after it has already accessed the system.
In schools here, it is taught antivirus are a vital service in operating systems and are built-in. (I think they mean firewalls)
@nergal Humans are the biggest security hole no AV/Firewall can close 100%.
It's the same here: many teachers at my high-school I went to said
AV is important.
Educating ppl to not get screwed over that easy would be more effective and cheaper.
Linux geeks doing what Linux geeks do...