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Re: No anti-virus software? No internet connection
From: Jan Schejbal <jan.mailinglisten () googlemail com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 19:23:41 +0200

Am 22.06.2010 17:16, schrieb Paul Schmehl:
Yes, you should use antivirus software if you're running windows

Nope. For regular users clicking every link and using firefox and office
and nothing else, maybe. But for somewhat experienced people with a
large toolset on the machine: NO! Approximately once a month I had to
persuade the AV vendor that they REALLY need to check if some tool is a
false positive. It always was. The most annoying part was when the MS
malware removal tool had a false-positive and deleted without asking.

It would be interesting to compare the damage actually avoided by virus
scanners to the damages and costs they cause (including false-positives
wiping out system files, the hassle with updates/deployment and the cost
of the products).



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