In a recent Wall Street Journal Article, a few Symantec Executives stated that Antivirus is dead. (Find the article here.) Antivirus is not dead, it is just not as effective as it once was. Antivirus will still catch viruses, it just won’t catch some of the advanced threats that exist today. To catch advanced threats you will need to invest in new technology. But an antivirus can help keep your machine protected against malware, spyware and root kits. A better quote would have been “Antivirus is not the only layer of defense needed; it is one of many tools you will need.”