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Windows 7: do anti-virus companies create viruses?

16 Jun 2009   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Final.

thanks for ur replies my friends keep replying and keep helping me out....:)

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16 Jun 2009   #12
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

It would be great if posters could title their posts with something everyone can find and understand:
"I have a question"
"please help me'
etc are pretty meaningless down the track.

In this case its easy really:
"do anti-virus companies create viruses?"

Lot more people would look I think and get value from the question and answers!
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21 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaustubh View Post
I was sitting next to my computer and i got a question in my mind
to get their software sold...??
Damn I always wonder myself about that, I would only think that.
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22 Jun 2009   #14

Windows 7

There are Rogue Security Products that claim to do this or that but totally fail or they give false positives or just locate some program that isn't even in your hard disk.

Also, some Security Products, Rogue or otherwise, like to state that other programs have incompatibilities and make you uninstall them to improve their own market share. Therefore, they are humble pieces of crap. One product is Kaspersky Internet Security which states incompatibilities with Spybot S&D. When Spybot asked Kaspersky to prove that there was really one, Kaspersky failed.

And yes, I have to agree. I don't really think people are mad psychos who want to burn down other's computers. But again, there are such people. And since there is an abundance of viruses, Security companies don't really need to make viruses. But again, they may. Who cares.

But I want to bring myself clear to this point, have any of you ever thought that rival Operating System Manufacturers such as Apple may create such malicious software. I'm not proving anything here but I just want you all to know that you must always be aware of things happening around you.

QFT: Your best friend may be your worst enemy.
Translation: Your friendly anti-virus maker may be your virus hacker with ill intentions, bad breath and clear stupidity trying to outsmart it's own product but obviously failing cause it can't defeat itself.
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23 Jun 2009   #15

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

. . .is Oliver Stone in the house.
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24 Jun 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64

I would say that norton is a virus in itself. It doesn't actually harm your computer, but when you try to uninstall it, it doesn't completely remove itself from your computer. And along with Clean access, a program that some colleges use to mantain their networks, it can cause your computer to not be able to access the internet at all. In fact, at the tech desk I work at at Radford University, we have a special tool we use to completely remove norton from customers computers, as norton stops you from being able to use clean access to log on to the network. And there have been reports of norton messing with the ability to play games online....
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24 Jun 2009   #17

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)

IMO virus and antivirus solution ares worthless...

Just like in the real world... you don't have any vaccine for the new ones...

so, wen u catch one the damages are inevitable... in your body and in your PC...
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26 Jun 2009   #18

Mandriva Linux 2009, Ubuntu 9.04, XP MCE 2005, Windows 7 RC1, OSX, and others

I don't care who writes the viruses, or spyware. I just don't want them on my Windows boxes. Good antivirus software is available for free, so I can't think of a good reason not to use it.
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26 Jun 2009   #19

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LFB View Post
IMO virus and antivirus solution ares worthless...

Just like in the real world... you don't have any vaccine for the new ones...

so, wen u catch one the damages are inevitable... in your body and in your PC...
yeah its true but AV companies releases updates after a new virus is hit.
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27 Jun 2009   #20

Windows 7

If you really want to protect yourself, Use Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall. That's all you really need. You can even turn off your UAC. I highly recommend using Firefox together with NoScript, AdBlockPlus and Web of Trust. This is enough to ensure a safe internet experience and never getting viruses from the internet. Of course you may choose alternatives to Windows Firewall and MSE such as Sygate Personal Firewall, Malwarebytes and Spybot. Be on the safe side. When you have resources you need, it is a waste not to use them.
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