Guys, don't delude yourselves about the latest "secure" software
. Mozilla maintains a list of known (past) vulnerabilities and regularly issues security
updates, patches, and new versions. Just like every other browser, inclduing MSIE.
Antivirus products are also problematic, AVG and Symantec are infamous for locking up and crashing computers
in between patch versions, which are sometimes hidden in the daily or weekly updates along with the virus list updates. Any AV product is arguably better than none--but none of them is perfect. If you want to block virus and malware attacks in your email, you do it by securing your email settings. You disable automatic running of attachments (as Microsoft has set the defaults in their new Mail client, causing everyone to bitch at them for doing so) and you set the default to reading messages as TEXT not HTML because HTML can have those nasty malware technologies in it. And because you are a responsible citizen, you also set your mail client to USE PLAIN TEXT as the default outgoing format. No HTML in or out, and now you are secure from that attack vector.
And, you also generate only 20% as much data in each email. HTML email is a bloated hog, not just a diseased one.
Nothing you can buy in the store can help you more than simply understanding that you ARE the man behind the curtain, and "safe hex" won't happen unless you understand what really makes it work.
Every platform, every OS, every product out there has security
flaws. The biggest one is the untrained user, pushing all the shiny buttons to make things glitzy.
And "Windows Defender" ? Don't talk about that and antivirus in the same mouthful. That's like comparing sails
to shrouds. They're totally different things, with different purposes. Microsoft was court ordered to stay out of the AV business, but claims they will be back into it next year with a free integrated product of some sort. Next year.