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The increasing complexity of security software is causing vendors to gripe that current evaluations do not adequately test other technologies in the products designed to protect machines...

Representatives of Symantec, F-Secure Corp. and Panda Software SA agreed last month at the International Antivirus Testing Workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland, to design a new testing plan that would better reflect the capabilities of competing products. They hope all security vendors will agree on a new test that can be applied industrywide, Kennedy said...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/2007...WDEPWwA9ojtBAF
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Anti-virus programs don't help if you simple don't look up pr0n. That is all you need to do for total security, other then no illegal software of course. This is why i have been using no anti virus software for 4 years and never encountered any issues.

Now that i think about it since i have Vista i probably won't need it to begin with even if i did do such things.
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OS X for the win!

No, but seriously...my PC has no viruses, either...AVG is more of a formality than anything...

It's called being smart and using your problem solving skills to deduce whether or not you should click on something...lol.

"ZOMG SpYwaR3, c|ick mE!!"
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Anti-virus programs don't help if you simple don't look up pr0n. That is all you need to do for total security, other then no illegal software of course. This is why i have been using no anti virus software for 4 years and never encountered any issues.

Now that i think about it since i have Vista i probably won't need it to begin with even if i did do such things.
Same. I have some stuff, like SpySweeper and Symantec but I never do a sweep with either one and it never notifies me of anything it finds. I actually turned SpySweeper completely off.

Never have problems.
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I dont have any viruses... I even realized yesterday that my XP was without ANY security updates and patches.
Once in a while there's the occational advertising crap but they get caught and executed by my Norman
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Well thats great that everyone is clean as a frickin whistle...but thats not what the original post is about. Its about a standardized test bed for evaluating anti-virus software, which is in fact a good thing for the consumer as well as the vendors. Just like we use 3dmark, or superpi scores to evaluate the performance of rigs across a standardized scoring system...software vendors are understanding the importance of proving performance across a standardized matrix that will allow for objective evaluation by the consumer

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damn you, damn you, damn you....suckered again
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OS X for the win!

No, but seriously...my PC has no viruses, either...AVG is more of a formality than anything...

It's called being smart and using your problem solving skills to deduce whether or not you should click on something...lol.

"ZOMG SpYwaR3, c|ick mE!!"
OS X for queers
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