Is an Antivirus really necessary?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by pacifist, Feb 24, 2004.

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  1. kloshar

    kloshar Registered Member

    Oct 12, 2003
    Europe, Slovenia, Bre?ice
    For unexperienced user antivirus is very important. They do not know what is a virus, how can they get them ... They just open a file and boom ... suddenly something goes wrong.
  2. JayK

    JayK Poster

    Dec 27, 2002
    From the following

    1) Visiting sites with IE that exploits unpatched bugs

    2) Bugs in OE and Outlook that automatically open attachments in preview mode

    3) From downloaded stuff.

    Personally I think we should make a point to differentiate between worms that spread primarily through email and other forms of malware.

    The former is pretty easy to avoid if you use the correct email client and exercise common sense, the latter is harder espically if you download a lot of things on the net,
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