By now, everyone has heard about this story. It could have come in as a surprise, which in fact it isn’t. The more technically oriented know that any “Windows” system they’ve had the complete lack of a pleasure not to be able to avoid using (or having had to admire the patience of users using it) that had Antivirus installed felt like at least 3 times slower than without Antivirus. Which means that the synergy is obvious. Antivirus slows down the average computer so dramatically that the user will want a new Intel-CPU.