Ex-Mozilla developer can finally speak out: Uninstall antivirus software, vendors are terrible

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A former Mozilla engineer has heavily criticized several antivirus software developers in a blog on his website. He states that now he has left Mozilla he’s finally able to speak out about it. He calls for users to no longer purchase antivirus software and to uninstall any previously purchased antivirus applications.

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Sound like sour grapes to me, maybe a bit of bias?


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Someone needs to get out more and get some world wide diversity…obviously the Browser and its WWW hasn’t helped him.

Another disadvantage of antivirus products is, according to O’Callahan that it uses a lot of resources which slow down the computer.
A load of BS…according to Defender/MSE usage my resources has no problems.

He refers to Google’s Zero Day project which lists exploitable antivirus products from Kaspersky, Trend Micro and Symantec/Norton.
I think this is already known and nothing new.

AV software is broadly installed and when it breaks your product, you need the cooperation of AV vendors to fix it.”
Not me I just wipe clean the A/V and go with MSE/Defender and have no problems. So not sure where he is coming from but if your A/V (&(& - I get rid of it for some that works.

He writes, “AV [antivirus] products poison the software ecosystem because their invasive and poorly-implemented code makes it difficult for browser vendors and other developers to improve their own security.”
Actually this is true and most know them Norton, McAfee for start.

He does add that uninstalling antivirus software should only be done on an up-to-date OS.
This is a poorly backward thinking…the A/V should update when fix is found and be update to get the most up to date protection regardless of the Windows Update timeline.