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Re: No anti-virus software? No internet connection
From: "Cor Rosielle" <cor () outpost24 com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:42:39 +0200

I recognize that. You'll learn fast to turn off your anti virus software
when you want to use cain, netcat and a lot more. The anti virus software
doesn't only "protect" you against attacks, but it also prevent you to
"attack" others.

Cor

-----Original Message-----
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
connection

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).

Gruß
Jan

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