said by dslcreature:
1. They make people complacent .. hey we have a virus scanner so I don't have to worry about running this attachment or this thing I downloaded from screen savers r'us.
When we have "my A/V is better than your A/V" threads this comes up a lot.
"ABC A/V didn't detect XYZ malware and I got infected so it's junk. Reports show that DEF A/V detects 99.99999999% so it's better".
The argument I love is that "DEF A/V detects more zero-days than yours".
Um, zero-day's are by definition unknown and new. A/V programs use heuristics to try and catch zero-day's but that's not foolproof and never will be.--
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