Been having a long argument with a very smart friend.
He is a brilliant programmer and hacker? Cracker? Whatever.
He said AVs are a waste of time cause:
A)You can avoid viruses by avoiding dodgy downloads
B)They are bloated and clunky
3)They don't find them all
Now we then fought about the various ones. He downloaded and tested quiate a few:
Kapersky (which he likes best)
and I forget what else......
My NOD is newer than his so I told him to go ahead and send me his nasty little collection of evil viruses.
Yep, sure enough NOD32 missed 2. One in particular is a rather nasty thing according to my friend, and is not new at all.
So I checked it with all my progs I have.
Nothing saw it.
What my friend does, whatever he downloads, he takes it apart and rummages through the code first. SO he sees any suspect code in them.
Not exactly practical for the rest of us mere mortals and I said not having an AV for his reasons is like not using condoms cause on the odd occasion one might break.
But still, he has a point - I wonder how many other nasty little things end up hidden and laughing at us and avoiding detection - and for how long???
Hmm, going through the onlines now:
Kaspersky Anti-Virus has not detected any viruses at this time in the file you submitted.
Fprot huh. The only one.