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    LATE NEWS: Anti=Virus Protection Online.

    Well after reading the worlds longest thread, I went to go else where on the internet. I also actually read the stupid posts that hehbris put up. God I hope no one replies to those. Anyway Hope you all had a good christmas and have a happy new year. Here is your late news!

    Well reading lots about anti-virus companys latley and figuring out what they actually do and how one defeates a computer virus. Somthing of intrest. I went to numerous sites and found somthing interesting in the news

    [URL=http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1723000/1723447.stm]



    Broadband net users in the UK who are worried that their PCs could be subverted by malicious hackers can now let anti-virus companies keep an eye on their machines for them.

    Doesn't sound like a bad idea actually but yes there is a butt, as many of you know virus companys suck. They personally decided what is a virus and what is not. They make the decsions for you. Basically if Microsoft did this "a free scan" it would declare all you linux users as having a computer virus and recoment that you buy Windows. It's another way to control what goes on your computer.


    For a monthly fee, subscribers get anti-virus software and a firewall designed to keep personal information on a PC secure.
    This also caught my eye

    For a monthly fee
    Many company's actually do this type of thing. They hire a company to do this. Bringing this to the home user seems like a great idea doesn't it? Yeah right trust me I would rather buy the pretty little box with free Virus updates at my comp usa then trust it to a company who wants to charge me to keep my computer online, and protect it when I'm not there or even if I am there.

    Now I know many people and even little kids today are getting pretty involved in computers. Normal Soccer Mom's probably would like this. But if you have a computer.

    Get a firewall. Get some sort of Virus Protection. GetUpdates. Get Patches for you software! Read the NEWS!
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    i agree. havin someone else watch over your comp is like askin a complete stranger to house-sit for you . there really is no reason why every comp shouldnt have the basic security (firewall, AV, etc.) especially when most can be downloaded for free with just a little searching. all of the security software on my box is full version and i havent paid a single dollar out of my pocket.
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    The problem with any kind of anti virul software is they make you pay for updates after the virus has been released. What good will a anti virus program do for you if your computer is allready infected. I have no kind of anti virus software and i am happy about it. What i do is have a full ghost of my hard drive on a second hard drive and if anything goes wrong just load it up from Dos.
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    Thumbs up sounds good

    For the neophytes...... let the newbies pay for that crap at least it might keep them from propigating viri.
    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
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