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Windows 7: Ahh ! the dialectics on av solutions

29 Mar 2010   #1

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Ahh ! the dialectics on av solutions

useful....useless....indispensable... these have been a few adjectives thrown around about antivirus/anti malware solutions.
here are a few reads capturing the nuances of this dialectic...

Is there hope for antivirus programs?
Is there hope for antivirus programs? | IT Security | TechRepublic.com

Anti-malware software is not all that useless
Anti-malware software is not all that useless

The goal of anti-malware products
The goal of anti-malware products


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30 Mar 2010   #2

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Not sure where your getting the idea av programs are useless. I wouldnt want to be on the internet without one.
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30 Mar 2010   #3
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Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

I don't think that's what he's saying, these are for people who DO think they are - and i actually know a few.
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30 Mar 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I wouldnt want to be on the internet without one.
me neither
but....with the rise of hips/BB/sandboxes/virtualization sw(returnil/SD)/ the omnipotent cloud the debate whether av solutions are really needed or not has gained currency...the articles mentioned reflect both sides of the debate.

honestly an image backed upon an external hdd is a foolproof solution for the rainy day... provided one makes sure that the image actually works
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