Re: anti virus

From: Lanwench [MVP - Exchange] (lanwench_at_heybuddy.donotsendme.unsolicitedmail.atyahoo.com)
Date: 06/18/05


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


In news:%233S4awvcFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
NoNoBadDog! <no_@spam_verizon.net> typed:
> "lm" <lm@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B2204BD2-7D10-48AC-A736-C0A917B2ABBD@microsoft.com...
>> 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