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I know that the AV companies maintain honeypots that catch these new
virsuses.  That's why we end users pay them.  And they do a good job,
as evidenced by the vast majority of people out there--Richard Nixon
style I would even call them the Silent Majority--who have never, ever
had a Windows virus problem in the modern era. And that includes me, a
free porn surfer.


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Then don't!  But are you lying again?


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Yep. Lying.  Unless you mean 99.999999% <=3D 100%, in which case I
concede that point.

RL

Re: Seriously, has anybody ever seen a serious virus problem in Windows when using AV protection?

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Re-read what I wrote, then explain to me how any AV or AM's honeypot is
going to have a copy of something you just compiled? I didn't think so...

I've never had a virus problem I wasn't responsible for causing. :)

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When did I lie to you?
 
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uptodate
safer,

Hmm. Your definition of lying doesn't match websters..

Is it your position then, that you can be 100% safe, under normal windows
conditions (that would be a user logged in as administrator) with just
patches and an uptodate AV?




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Re: Seriously, has anybody ever seen a serious virus problem in Windows when using AV protection?

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Yes, but with one caveat:  I don't surf porn when I'm logged in as
Administrator.  Only as Power User.  So that would be my caveat.

RL

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What browser do you surf porn with?


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this boulder right down a cliff." - Goblin Warrior


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Opera usually, sometimes Firefox since it seems to be slightly more
acceptable.  But never in IE--don't know why, I guess I believe the
hype about IE being so bad.  It also seems to be slower than the other
browsers, but when I develop ASP.NET in Visual Studio, it's the
default browser and seems to work fine, just a bit sluggish.  Still, I
figure since it's the most popular (or is it?) porn surfing is best
done with a more obscure browser like Opera.

RL

Re: Seriously, has anybody ever seen a serious virus problem in Windows when using AV protection?

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The hype isn't hype. IE is just.. well, terrible.. in so far as security
breaches being identified that probably shouldn't have happened in the
first place to the time required for MS to acknowledge the problem is
with the browser and issue some sort of fix.

No browser is completely immune due to 3rd party software that the
developers have no real control over, but IE it seemed to me, almost went
out of it's way to be a big target.



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Agreed.  It's also very slow at everything...even emptying out your
cookies bin and temp files takes forever....a sign of bugs in it.
Still, I have it as my 'default' browser (which I override) only
because I think Windows likes it better when IE is the default (I'm
just guessing, and I'm sure the EU where I'm posting from and MSFT
itself disagree).

RL


Re: Seriously, has anybody ever seen a serious virus problem in Windows when using AV protection?

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Stupid troll feeder.

*plonk*





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Damn, I've been plonked by a dimwit usenetter. I'm so.. ashamed or
something.


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Pay no need to him DC.  chrisv a net nanny and never shares anything
of value save his personal details.  This fool claims he was
cyberstalked by a criminal who made death threats against his family
and daughter--now that's bad, but get this:  he then posts the entire
cyber conversation (a series of what looked like emails) ONLINE?!  How
dumb is that?  If the criminal was serious, these emails should be
kept secret so that clues will be preserved.  Oh well, chrisv is a few
brickloads shy in the smarts department.

RL


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