True, didn't think of that, of cores if theirs a cyclones chances are the power going to go out too and a UPS power setup won't power a computer for long unless its a laptop then your golden, still no internet though.
Ps: im a true hater of Winspy 10 too
I think the updates are required to maintain the best protection the service can provide as anti-virus applications are generally signature based. It's a good thing, not something most would recommend blocking.
true, but when it comes to privacy im a tin-foil hat my self,i like having my update's in full installers only that are downloaded manual stile only, anything that phones home and send out a ping all the time is like a IP/GPS tracker for my pc imho.
i don't even like Avira update downloader tool for signature updates, imho is just a Trojan to farm data and theirs no reason why i shouldn't be able to download updates from a FTP server when using TOR/I2P/proxy network or a VPN of any reason. Don't know why anyone would do it that way besides "A" to farm data off someones computer or "B" try and install trash i don't want, its relly the only two reasons that make sense logically for doing it that way.
Mostly i just use avira heuristic on max level all files everything enabled.
just installed the newest version of Avira a feu min before i started typing this and reset my firewall rules for that AV, my god it trys to phone home a lot and pounded on the firewall and yet everything on the phone home topic is disabled as best i can tell besides checking for updates once per 22 days "that's max" i can't 100% turn it off the check for updates.
anytime i try and touch anything in the AV it provokes his on the firewall.
seems it wants 22.214.171.124 & 126.96.36.199,188.8.131.52 ips all on port 80.
since installing the newest version iv had to make a total of 12 rules to block it and counting, at lest when i installed it it asked me if i wanted to use cloud "NO" and "ask me" before sending any file "YES"
And no i didn't read avira privacy agreement, probably a sack of poo anyways judging from how well it like to pound on my firewall.
The black listing way "signature" is kind of fail in any case, its how anti-virus software was first setup in the old days but sadly the way it works is it needs to know what its looking for and has to be something that's known, if you use polymorphic code and mix it up as to were and how it installs all the way around this way of finding unwanted code fails hard.
Clam AV still uses this stile of finding unwanted code last i checked.
White listing works better then this setup, it acts like everything that's not known is evil and blocks it, till someone checks the code out at HQ your not allowed to use it, why theirs no anti-virus or anti-spyware in most of the Linux distros iv seen, Linux mint is setup like that, to download anything you have to use app's that built in to the Os and all the programs that are listed have all ready bin checked out and bin labeled as safe.
Cloud based AV im shoure is the best way but it rapes your privacy and i don't want to be part of a botnet that can take anything off my computer anytime it wants.