If you’re using a computer, tablet, or phone online without any form of Anti-Malware or Anti-Virus software, you’re asking for trouble. Identity theft, having your bank account hijacked & emptied, or the possibility that your device becomes a mindless drone to be used in a cyber attack.
Your Anti-Malware toolkit should consists of at least 1 program/app. It should have anti-virus, anti-malware, firewall, and a few other bells & whistles. It/they should be kept up-to-date, daily. You should educate yourself or get someone educated to help you set it up to maximize your protection.
If you get an alert or notification of some form of attack, don’t ignore it. If you don’t know how to research attacks, learn or get someone who knows to help determine if your device is in jeopardy or not.
Some of the tools I use include Bitdefender and Malwarebytes. My router has network security software built in. Other tools I’ve used in the past include Avast, AVG, McAfee, Norton, Symantec, and others. I use Malwarebytes as a standalone (not full-time) scanner, and yes, I take the time to let it run full scans.