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    No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    Interesting read for the brave of heart: ZDNet Blog on AV

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    Re: No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    There's also an old game called "Russian Roulette" he may be interested in, to go with no AV.
    Takes all kinds, I guess. I'll bet he would be the first to moan and groan, <big>WHEN</big> he picks up a nasty virus. <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>
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    Re: No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    Bob:

    Yea I know, since I for one have had my issues with mongrels... I'm just a bit surprised I suppose the ZD would publicly take such a stance.

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    Re: No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    The author also states (last sentence) that "I do manually conduct occasional scans of the hard drive for viruses and spyware and I never find any."

    I'm not quite sure how he does this considering he says that "I personally never use Antivirus or Anti-spyware software." A little contradiction there? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>
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    Re: No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    I assume that he means he doesn't have auto protection, which consumes lots of CPU and disk, but just does manual scans when he wants to.

    Sounds risky to me, but I guess it takes all kinds. Just remind me never to open attachments that this guy sends.

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    Re: No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    <center>
    <hr>The author also states (last sentence) that "I do manually conduct occasional scans of the hard drive for viruses and spyware and I never find any."<hr>
    </center>Probably does an occasional scan of his brain and never finds anything there either. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: No AV Needed? (WinXP SP-2)

    Doc:

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    Probably does an occasional scan of his brain and never finds anything there either. laugh
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    Tee-Hee


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