No software is perfect.
Even though we like to think that they are sometimes, no software is perfect.
The thing that we learn to do is to work around the deficiency of the software that we use.
Hopefully the company will be able to fix or add the feature that we need at sometime in the future but when it comes to software that is supposed to be responsible for your security then the flaws are a lot less easy to just let slide.
If someone is able to exploit the flaw then your whole system can be in trouble.
So what do you do when something like this happens?
Are you patient because the software has so many other good things about it or do you find a replacement as soon as possible?
This is the question that I hope to answer in the next few paragraphs.
So what should you do?
The answer is simple; it depends.
It depends on how much you need the feature that is missing.
There are some features in antivirus that is just an added bonus and not something that you need right away.
For example, scanning your email in real time is very helpful but is not something that you can’t use the computer without it.
You can just go back to checking the attachment with your antivirus solution after it downloads on the computer before you click on it.
Real time scanning when it comes to email is a recent feature that has only been around for a couple of years.
It is a nice feature to have but not something that you should get rid of your favorite antivirus software because of.
A good reason to change your antivirus solution is if the real time scanning was not working.
Even though it is a recent feature, it is something that came around because it is needed.
There are ways for someone to download threats to your computer without you knowing about it.
If your antivirus is working in real time then it will be able to pick it up the threat and expel it right away.
If you did not have a real time feature then it would just sit on your computer just waiting for you to click it.
If the real time scanning was available, there was no way that this would happen.
Only you are able to truly tell what you need and what you do not need when it comes to an antivirus solution.
This is why you should evaluate yourself first before you make any hasty decisions.
You might come to the conclusion that you can just give it a try and if it doesn’t work out, then you can change the software that is installed.