Need a good reason to justify not accessing the Internet with your DAW?

What Slows Windows Down and the follwup article What Really Slows Windows Down? come to an important conclusion:

Antivirus programs tether the performance of your computer [to] that of one three years its elder.

In other words, anti-virus software will kill the performance of your finely tuned digital music workstation.

(It should go without saying, but this is also a good reason not to fill your computer with audio applications of unknown provenance. For example, that $3000 plugin package you found on PirateBay.)

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