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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Being Lazy
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:21 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
Member since:
2005-07-06

I know there is something wrong with my girl friend's computer, it is so slow lately.

But she refuses to believe that it could be a virus/rootkit since you subscribes to an antivirus service from her ISP.

Additionally, since I have suggested a backup and reformat approach she insists that it is too much work to go through all those files to figure out what she wants to keep and what to dump.

Result the computer seem to be getting slower by the week and she keeps on complaining but refuses to do the work needed.

PS. she is also dumb enough to let her son use her computer when he has his own laptop. I keep telling her if he was not one of the causes why would he need to use her machine instead of his laptop. She does not want to hear it.

Some people are too lazy to own computers

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RE: Being Lazy
by chrono13 on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:30 in reply to "Being Lazy"
chrono13 Member since:
2006-10-25

"But she refuses to believe that it could be a virus/rootkit since you subscribes to an antivirus service from her ISP."

I forgot to add False Sense of Security to my list.

All of these *reactive* scanners instill a false sense of security. You have anti-virus. Do you have a virus? No? How do you know? Because your anti-virus didn't detect one?

This is also unfortunately true for those who do not have subscriptions to update their antivirus. "But I have antivirus. How did I get a virus?". I kindly explain that they owe some company $50/year for the privilege of mediocre protection.

Ok, I don't say it like that, I'm actually really nice in real life, but that is what I want to say.

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