Originally Posted by nathris
And routine virus scans wouldn't catch these? The 1% of viruses that can beat a browser like Firefox or Chrome aren't going to be detected by antivirus software until well after the fact (like in the example chinesekiwi provided) so your information is already compromised.
I'm just saying, whats the point of having a program that in reality only messes with legitimate programs and locks you out of your own computer when it gets a false positive?
What program (AV) is locking you out of your computer? Since when have you been locked out of stuff? I mean, who is running such old copies of Norton Utilities or Systemworks, or Norton AV that definitely in the old days would
lock you out? Come on now... Seriously - MSE, Aviar, AVG, none of them are locking you out of your computer/legitimate files. So you claim
to have installed an AV program a few months ago because you had a quad core and 12GB of RAM and it disabled your Diablo2 maphack thing.
I find that hard to believe that:
A) Your 'open source' material was 100% clean is possibly not as clean as you think.
B) You didn't really install an AV program and are only saying to did to add backing to your agrument.
C) The program you installed actually did find a legitimate problem but you failed to acknowledge it.