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Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

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Re: Are you effing kidding?!

Don't use anti virus? You have lost your goddamn fucking mind so fuck right off.....

AV works. To propose getting rid of it is fucking criminal insanity

It is possible to run a computer safely without AV. I have been told, and am willing to stand corrected, that there is no need for AV on Linux. Dunno how my Win7 VM is going to be infected when it's not connected to any network.

FWIW, I have been infected by virus exactly twice. First time was the original Word macro virus that came home from The Gitling's primary school on a floppy disk nearly 30 years ago. Second time was when he held his first (and last) LAN party when he was in secondary school. Neither virus was detected by the AV software running at the time.

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