Updated 6/30/2020 from
no Antivirus companies understand the risks of computer viruses and the potential dangers of spreading them into the wild. The idea that antivirus companies create viruses is a myth, urban legend, and conspiracy theory.
Creating viruses would increase profits
There is no shortage of viruses and other malware to justify the demands of antivirus programs. If antivirus companies believed that spreading viruses would increase profits or sales, they would create viruses and other malware for other platforms. Like Apple’s Macintosh and *nix, where virus threats are not as high among Microsoft Windows users.
Antivirus companies are more likely to increase their profits if they can keep their products updated to detect and eliminate all computer viruses and other threats.
Where is the evidence that antivirus companies don’t create viruses?
I’m sure an antivirus company hires virus writers
no Again, an antivirus company doesn’t want to be associated with anyone who may have caused a person or company to lose data or money. No matter how good someone can write viruses.