We all want to protect our computers from Malware: things like computer viruses, spyware, and ransomware. Advertisements will tell you that having extra antivirus software installed on your computer is the best solution, but a lot of people don’t realize that most computers these days already have antivirus protection built in.

Also, is 3rd party antivirus software really all that it is cracked up to be?
In some cases, having this installed in your machine can actually be WORSE than having none at all.

In this video, I go over how antivirus software works (and how it doesn’t), how it can be exploited by hackers, and the BEST protections agains malware.


00:00 – Intro
00:16 – Types of Malware
01:27 – What is Anti-malware Software
01:52 – Pros and Cons of AM Software
07:20 – Inbuilt AM Protection: Microsoft
07:40 – Inbuilt AM Protection: Mac OS
09:05 – Operating Systems: Windows
09:21 – Operating Systems: Mac OS
10:24 – Operating Systems: Linux
11:38 – Operating Systems: Chrome OS
12:35 – OS summary
12:55 – Best Protections Against Malware

Antivirus protection is important, but remember that having good computer hygiene is the first step towards protecting yourself! Keep your computer updated, be mindful of links that you click and files you download, and always have your computer backed up.

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Recommended Books:

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser! https://brave.com/nao076

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!! (or don’t use them at all)