Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE: Comment by satan666
by sbenitezb on Tue 10th Nov 2009 16:08 UTC in reply to "Comment by satan666"
sbenitezb
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2005-07-22

I've been using Linux exclusively both at work and at home (at least 10 hours a day in total). I've never installed an antivirus and I haven't had any virus at all.


Not using an AV somehow proves that you don't get any virus? Weird. Not like a virus will show a message in the screen telling you "you are now infected".

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RE[2]: Comment by satan666
by hollovoid on Tue 10th Nov 2009 20:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by satan666"
hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

Exactly, I always wondered how people know they dont have viruses without "ever installing antivirus". That goes for you Mac' guys too!

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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 11th Nov 2009 18:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
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2005-07-06

Exactly, I always wondered how people know they dont have viruses without "ever installing antivirus". That goes for you Mac' guys too!

In fairness, there are usually indications of malware infections (unusual drive & network activity, suspicious processes, etc). And the people who run without anti-virus software can usually spot those signs on their own (or at least they think they can).

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RE[3]: Comment by satan666
by sbergman27 on Wed 11th Nov 2009 19:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by satan666"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Exactly, I always wondered how people know they dont have viruses without "ever installing antivirus". That goes for you Mac' guys too!

I always wonder how people know they dont have viruses after having installed antivirus. That goes for you Windows guys! :-0

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