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Re: A suggestion to all AV vendors...
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:43:50 -0500

On Tue, 07 Dec 2004 11:24:54 CST, Ron said:

There needs to be a good, opensource anti-virus solution where they 
aren't worried about their bottom line.  The problem is the amount of 
maintenance it takes to keep a virus scanner up-to-date makes it hard 
for somebody to do it for free.

Well, as a *transitory* thing, such a beast might be useful.  And many
people sing the praises of ClamAV...

It's still applying band-aids to a hemophiliac rather than supplying
them with clotting factor.  The only *sustainable* long-term solution is
to use software that was designed with a sane security model, so there's
no *need* for a separate A/V product.

If you actually use a sane security model, not only do you vastly reduce the
need for an A/V solution, but you also minimize the spyware and trojan issue.

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