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The number of viruses, worms and trojans in circulation has topped the one million mark.

The new high for malicious programs was revealed by security firm Symantec in the latest edition of its bi-annual Internet Security Threat Report.

The vast majority of these programs have been created in the last twelve months, said Symantec.

Cyber criminals pump out malware to fool anti-virus programs which look for characteristics they have already seen.
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Yea, that doesnt include the 1 million viruses symantec doesnt detect..
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I actually find Symantec products rather virulent themselfs.
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Who even uses virus scanners?
I havent had one on my computer for over 6 months and no viruses here

How do i know?
Because 5 min ago out of curiosity i downloaded AVG Free and did a scan.
That really shows that viruses come from peoples stupidity
    
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That's what my friends tell me but no reason not to if you got a fast computer.
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That's what my friends tell me but no reason not to if you got a fast computer.
True,
I really dont even notice a slowdown when its running,
But really, id rather have MOAR speed even if its not noticable
If it takes 1ms more to load up cod4 i might have to kill myself
    
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1 million computer viruses or 1 million windows viruses?
    
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you actually don't need an Anti Virus if you know what you are downloading, since people are retarded...oh well..too bad for them.... I only have Zone Alarm firewall Free..and it does the job...
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Originally Posted by Wheezy Baby View Post
1 million computer viruses or 1 million windows viruses?
Well if you want to count Linux and OSX too... Then fine, if you want to by nit-picky: 1,000,005 viruses.
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Who even uses virus scanners?
I havent had one on my computer for over 6 months and no viruses here

How do i know?
Because 5 min ago out of curiosity i downloaded AVG Free and did a scan.
That really shows that viruses come from peoples stupidity
AVG is the worst program I have ever used. After scanning before with AVG I used something else and it foound over 30
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