Anti-virus software (was Re: Win98 2.0b: crash on Help)

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Sun Sep 10 16:46:51 CEST 2000

Tim Peters <tim_one at> wrote:
>Gotta say:  after 6 years of running anti-virus programs on Windows, they
>never once found a virus, but *several* times caused virus-like symptoms
>that were a real PITA to track down!  Counterproductive.

At my previous employer, we got several e-mail viruses.  I was never hit
by any of them because I take paranoid precautions; don't know how many
viruses got prevented since they installed AV software.
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