From: full-disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk [mailto:full-
disclosure-bounces () lists grok org uk] On Behalf Of Jan Schejbal
Sent: woensdag 23 juni 2010 19:24
To: full-disclosure () lists grok org uk
Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] No anti-virus software? No internet
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
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
of the products).
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