Slightly off topic, why _strong_ anti-virus/internet security programs are important. [URL]

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by W.T.S., Nov 9, 2009.

  1. W.T.S.

    W.T.S. Guest

    This is why _strong_ anti-virus/internet security programs are important
    instead of some free, "el Cheapo" program:
    http://my.earthlink.net/channel/news/print?guid=20091108/4af65e60_3421_13345200911081670320173
    Learn all the settings/options, run scans often. Keep this URL in the back
    of your mind.
     
    W.T.S., Nov 9, 2009
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  2. I don't see any reference to "strong vs. el cheapo" in that document,
    but you make a good point. You need not only protect your data, but
    protect your resources from use by malicious persons/programs. Just
    because you consider your data not important enough to warrant the
    expenditure on *good* antivirus - you may want to consider the value an
    intruder may place on your resources (both storage and clock cycles).
     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 9, 2009
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  3. From: "FromTheRafters" <erratic @nomail.afraid.org>

    | I don't see any reference to "strong vs. el cheapo" in that document,
    | but you make a good point. You need not only protect your data, but
    | protect your resources from use by malicious persons/programs. Just
    | because you consider your data not important enough to warrant the
    | expenditure on *good* antivirus - you may want to consider the value an
    | intruder may place on your resources (both storage and clock cycles).

    I'm still waiting for this multiposter to answer my question "What supposed computer
    "virus" is dropping CP on unsuspecting people ?"

    At the bottom of the so-called article... "Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All
    rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
    redistributed."

    Tsk, tsk....
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 10, 2009
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  4. :eek:)

    ....there oughta be a law - wait - there *is* a law.
     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 10, 2009
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  5. W.T.S.

    Hot-text Guest

    David why you have Port 21 open
    do I need a password to see the file on @
    ftp://pool-173-54-123-124.nwrknj.east.verizon.net or is it Pub

    there no strong anti-virus/internet security programs if the Back door open

    Rafters
     
    Hot-text, Nov 19, 2009
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  6. There exists only tools to aid the user in operating securely. There are
    not any "security programs" that will make up for a user getting it
    backwards by thinking that they are applications made to protect the
    user.

    No security program will make up for bad admistratorship.
     
    FromTheRafters, Nov 19, 2009
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