Obsolete = Protected
reminded me of the fake "cybersecurity" theater. Most of the "protections" given or recommended are intentional vulnerabilities. The goal is not to protect you against rogue "hackers" but to guarantee hacking by Deepstate.
Of course a good AV takes care of all threats. Since I switched to AVG about 5 years ago, no viruses have successfully penetrated. The "security" gurus NEVER recommend using AV, which is sufficient evidence that they are NOT on our side.
One of the recommended "protections" is to keep your OS updated all the time. You MUST use Microsoft Malware 10, because earlier Win versions are no longer "protected".
I just ran my monthly AVG scan, detecting zero threats as usual. Thinking about "security" theater called my attention to a deeper zero.
Last April I switched back to a FUNCTIONAL Win 7 system after trying Microsoft Malware 10 for a few months. Malware 10 destroyed the new computer, as malware is supposed to do.
In previous years AVG would typically catch and remove an intruder about once a month. AVG always notifies when it catches something. Since switching back to the old computer with HOPELESSLY OBSOLETE AND UNPROTECTED WIN 7, I haven't seen any notifications.
For 10 months AVG hasn't needed to remove anything.
What's going on? It's pretty clear. The "rogue" writers of malware and spyware always concentrate on the most popular systems. Win 7 is no longer popular, so it's no longer a major target.
In other words, obsolete isn't more vulnerable. Obsolete is more protected.
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