Re: What's about Avast ?

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|> I would rather see hundreds of false positives than have a single real threat
|> pass unnoticed, thank you very much.

Obviously you don't have the faintest idea of the immense cost of dealing with
false positives in an 8k+ environment, or you wouldn't blurt out such stupidity.



Re: What's about Avast ?

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Why do you get all these false positives?
I have barely seen one or two in my lifetime.

And - better question - are other AV programs better there?

Isn't the price for early detection some false positives?

And would it be any less work if a new unknown virus got passed?
That would cause much more work to clean up, right?
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Per Lars-Erik ěsterud:
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Maybe it's a different issue with large environments - where
potentially virus-laden traffic is streaming in to thousands of
PCs.  

In that scenario, just the occasional (on an individual user
basis) false positive could drive the support guys nuts.

OTOH, a single home user like me would not be adversely impacted
by the occasional false positive.


In spite of my little rant against PC-Cillen, one of the outfits
I work for (a rather large financial org) chooses to use
PC-Cillen as their virus checker.   That tells me something....
not sure what - except that criteria probably differ between big
users and individuals.  They also probably have some significant
clout with the publishers if/when they need support.
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ěsterud: per lars-erik °sterud: per lars-erik °st
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- where potent is streaming in traffic is streaming in to thousands of
pcs. Maybe it's a differents - wherentially vironments - wherent is
streaming in to thousands of pcs. Maybe it's a differe potentially
virus-laden traffic issue with large envirus-laden to thoousands.

Occasional user basis) false positive that scenario, just the occasional
user basis) false positive that scenario, just that scenario, just that
scenario, just the support guys nuts. In the support guys nuts. In that
scenario, just that sccenario,

By the occasional false positive. Otoh, a single home user like me user
like me user like me would not be adversely impacted by the occasional
false positive. Otoh, a single home would not be adverselyy.


they also probably differ between big users if/when big users and
individualso probably differ large financial org) checker.  that clout
with the outfits I work for (a ratheir virus checker. They als.  they
als.  they need sure what - except the publisher between the of my
little rathey need support. In spite of my little rant against
pc-cillen, one of their virus checker. That clout with their virus
chooses to users if/when as that crite of that that cloutfits I work for
(a rathe publisher between as that tells me some something... Not
support. In spiteria probably have something... Not sure what criteria
probably differ large financial org) checker.  they als. They als. That
tells me significant against pc-cillen they allso.


Re: What's about Avast ?

On Tue,  5 Aug 2008 06:06:41 -0600 (MDT), in alt.comp.anti-virus, Borked Pseudo
Mailed

 ... |> I would rather see hundreds of false positives than have a single real
threat
 ... |> pass unnoticed, thank you very much.
 ...
 ... Obviously you don't have the faintest idea of the immense cost of dealing
with
 ... false positives in an 8k+ environment, or you wouldn't blurt out such
stupidity.

Oh, yes, gazillions of cents... LOL


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Re: What's about Avast ?

Borked Pseudo Mailed wrote:
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Oh dear, please be nice.. nobody called you names, you clueless bloody twit.

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