November 18th, 2003 10:45 PM
Lmao I know some friends who brag that they have a 200 gb computer, NVIDIA Video Card, Sound Blaster card, and its in there own room.. All they do with it is Chat on AIM..
The only thing an average uiser whants are:
1 browser the internet
2 Download songs
4 burn cd's
November 18th, 2003 10:46 PM
I don't use any av at the moment, but if they get some team together and build a free app and have the team working on it constantly and constantly updating it I think it is a good Idea.
I hope that you DO.......
For those who do not like to pay, I would suggest AVG from Grisoft......it works quite well, is from a major supplier and happens to be free in the USA to private users. Regular automatic updates & all.
They do P2P stuff, but also a personal AV for DOS/Doze/Linux
No excuse for at least making an attempt?
If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?
November 18th, 2003 10:56 PM
I can't see legislation being the answer.
The law could be neither useful nor enforceable. It is probably illegal to copy mp3s over p2p, but people still do it. Most of them don't get caught for it.
It is illegal to have warez - but lots of people still do it and very few are prosecuted.
Even if you did invent a law insisting that they have AV software (which would be stupid because there are very good reasons NOT to have AV software under some circumstances) - then people would ignore it the same way they do software piracy and music copyright.
November 18th, 2003 11:25 PM
I don't use any A/V. I used to use AVG but it never detected anything in the few months I had it. I don't do that much email, and never open attachments which I am not expecting. I do have AV on one of my computers and that is the computer I use when I download something that might have a virus, then I check it and transfer it to the computer I wanted it for in the first place. I am one to not mind reinstalling an os given that I have done it many times now, so if my not using an AV software brings me to that, no big deal. But for now I don't have AV software installed on any except one of my comps.
November 19th, 2003 02:47 AM
If someone is driving a car with a flat tire and has a muffler that is broken off, they are going to get pulled over and fined. Also if they don't have a license to use that car, then they are going to be fined and told to get one.
Maybe computers should be the same way. People should get "computer licences" that show that they have some common sense on how to use them (test questions on updating frequently, and what is an AV or Firewall) Also computers should be inspeceted before they are allowed to enter the networks (like a car being inspected before it is able to be driven) This way people who don't know how, or don't have a "healthy" computer can be kept away from are nice pristine networks.
If we are controlled we rebel, if we are not we whine. There is no simple solutions, personally I just look out for myself.
Sorry if I seem negative, I just found out that my 8,000 dollar a year car insurance isn't going down. **** New Jersey.
November 19th, 2003 03:07 AM
No. That will not happen Lol.
November 19th, 2003 03:31 AM
..Kids are going to have to learn how to use 20 yr old typewriters now
Maybe computers should be the same way. People should get "computer licences" that show that they have some common sense on how to use them (test questions on updating frequently, and what is an AV or Firewall)
November 19th, 2003 03:50 AM
I don't know if what I typed expressed my thoughts clearly. My above post is all in sarcasm, I guess I should of better eluded to this as emotions are not easily conveyed through plain text.
November 19th, 2003 03:55 AM
It won't matter if they make it the "law".
I have users bringing in their PC for me:
user: "I think I have a virus, cause my computer is acting all funny and stuff."
me: "Do you have antivirus on your PC?"
user: "Yes, it came with my computer."
me: "Ok, do you have updated antivirus on your computer?"
user: "Oh, you have to update it?"
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November 19th, 2003 04:39 AM
Usually when you open an AntiVirus program, there'll be some kind of button with the words "update definitions" with text thats big enough to see without glasses.. And most anti virus programs today update by themselves..
Kinda hard to fail that test