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prove anti-virus isn't a government conspiracy.


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:50 PM

Ok My last topic got locked because I asked a bad question. so lets ask a different one. How can I prove to my room mate that anti-virus protection on a windows vista computer is not a government conspiracy that is legal?

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:54 PM

My suggestion. Let your friend do and believe as he pleases regarding his PC.

While sharing his network disable file and printer sharing on your machine. That should take care of any potential cross infections from his machine or any other PCs that may join the network.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

and change your workgroup name to something weird like MonkeyButt

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:47 AM

alright I'll do that. I'll also make it clear that when it gets sick he is on his own for fixing it.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 12:18 PM

You won't be able to prove anything to him.

He has his mind made up. There is nothing you can do to change it. The more you try, the more defensive he'll get. And then YOU will have to listen to his rants, you will get frustrated or angry, your blood pressure will go up over something that isn't worth getting your blood pressure up.
My advice, drop the subject. As you said, it will be his problem to deal with should he get infected.
And then he might blame the government or you or somebody else for purposely infecting his system.

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:33 PM

To go along with what Q-E said. The more you push, the more likely he will identify you as a government operative to subvert his freedom of choice in not using an A-V. :thumbsup: :trumpet:

EDIT: You could always start wearing a Tin-Foil Beanie in his presence. Then tell him it's 'just in case' they are after him. :flowers:

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Posted 29 January 2010 - 08:34 PM

You could always start wearing a Tin-Foil Beanie in his presence.



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