Re: anti virus

From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (
Date: 06/18/05

Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 13:06:11 -0400

In news:%233S4awvcFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
NoNoBadDog! <> typed:
> "lm" <> wrote in message
>> I downloaded virus protection software "AntiVir" because my NAV
>> (Norton) did
>> not catch some Trojans and Backdoors (I have current definitions).
>> The "AntiVir" detects all any idea why?
> Antivirus programs detect Viruses. Trojans and Backdoors are not
> Viruses. Many "offbrand" antivirus programs return false positives.
> You were better off with the Norton AV. It was doing it's job
> (assuming you were keeping it updated).
> In order to deal with malware, adware, etc you need to use other
> tools.
> Suggest you use Google and learn the difference between viruses,
> worms, trojans etc.
> Please note that I did not use the word "virii" at any time in the
> body of text above.
> I am proud to speak English and would not butcher it by using words
> that do not exist>
I personally find "virii" charming, even if syntactically incorrect.

> Bobby

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