“Malwarebytes anti-malware is the latest security software to be lanced by Ormandy, who has found serious flaws in products from AVG, Kaspersky, FireEye, Trend Micro, ESET, Sophos, and most recently in Comodo’s Chromodo Chrome fork.”
See Google lays bare security flaws in anti-malware product with 250 million usersPersonally, I quit using That Other OS when M$ shipped me stuff that just didn’t work. It would crash whether it was idling or in use. It wasn’t a reliable platform for the simple IT of my classroom.
Later, I migrated whole schools that could not afford to keep TOOS running. Between unbootability and malware, it took way too much effort to keep TOOS running. It prevented schools from having enough computers working to do the job. The usual response of schools was to install “antimalware software”, stuff that recognized malware and isolated or removed it. Over the years I worked in schools that used several of the products listed in the quotation on the right. None of them kept the malware at bay. M$ created the malware industry by shipping insecure crapware as an OS. M$ created the antimalware industry by not improving their product but relying on third parties to maintain their jelly-like OS. Between the non-Free (user unable to see how the software worked) nature of most antimalware software, M$’s constantly moving target of an OS and the creativity of the criminals, no one could keep that other OS working.
The latest revelation should be the last straw for many. They should try Debian GNU/Linux. In all the machine-years of usage I’ve seen, I haven’t seen one instance of malware. Not one. Don’t be between the criminals’ hammer and M$’s anvil. Just get away from it all. Use GNU/Linux.