Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 10:54 UTC, submitted by irbis
Bugs & Viruses "For at least a decade, the standard advice to every computer user has been to run antivirus software. But new, more commercial, more complex and stealthier types of malware have people in the industry asking: will antivirus software be effective for much longer? Among the threats they see are malware that uses the ability of the latest processors to run virtual machines that would be hidden from antivirus programs." Note: Please note that our icon contest is still running! So if you have an idea on how to rework this story's icon, read this.
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RE: No
by Ben Jao Ming on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 12:32 UTC in reply to "No"
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You're totally right. I don't pity people who have their credit card details stolen. If you use xp, and you get a virus, it's usually your own fault in one way or the other. People need to get educated instead of being these ignorant blunts who just buy more and more hardware and have bigger and bigger nortons.

That said, I never mind explaining to people what a virus is and how they get them. Unfortunately they never listen... they just want the antivirus program to have this false sense of safety. Maybe I should start telling people to stop using av and just avoid the viruses. It's possible... even with xp.

Edit: Forgot to add my punchline... do you pity people who crash a car, when they don't have a drivers license? Do we need to make cars that can drive safely even though the driver doesn't how to drive it? My answer: NO, DAMMIT!

Edited 2007-09-23 12:38

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