Posted 16 March 2008 - 08:37 PM
We get quite a few Vista PC's at work that are infected to different degrees.
Vista has, in it's Security Center, a section that monitors your antivirus protection - why put it there if they didn't think it was needed?
In the days before antivirus programs became common I had one infection - and spread it to many other computers via floppy disk. Since the advent of commonly available, reliable antivirus protection, I've only had 3 or 4 pieces of malware on my system - and none have infected it (they were downloads that hadn't been opened).
Why is this? Well, IMO, it's because of 2 things:
1) I know how my computer's supposed to behave - so if it starts acting strangely I can stop it fast.
2) I know how viruses are spread, so I don't do any of the things that will get you infected.
I also work with tech's who don't use any antivirus/antispyware protection. But they all store their downloads away from the system drive, and they've all got images of the hard drive so they can start over when they get infected.
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