So, my entry on abandoning the "classic" signature-based anti-virus have generated mainly two types of responses:
- "What? You've been using AV all this time? Come on, everybody knows it is useless crap"
- "What? You abandon AV? How about defense in depth?"
And, BTW, Savant Protection does bundle a small signature-based AV engine (I think it is ClamAV), but it is not really essential for most of the protections and is probably only used to catch the truly stupid, obvious stuff.