Good common sense little article, except why in God's name would you advise trusting anyone's security to the people who brought us everything from DOS 1.0 to Windows 8? The first definition of malware was whichever Microsoft operating system was current when the term was coined (I forget but any of MS's OSes would qualify).
Personally, when I get a new computer, I get rid of everything MS short of crashing the system, especially its 'security' programs, and replace them with programs I've learned to trust.
Mac's OS isn't really much better, except for not being quite so buggy, and Apple's universe is more like a niche than a full-fledged Cosmos. So not really a good alternative for PCs.
So get Bill's tool out of your mouth and suggest security programs that really work.
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