Matt Murphy on 7 Nov 2011 17:05:13 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Stop Helping Me!

Way back when I was being paid for IT-ish stuff, I came to the conclusion that the problem wasn't incoming viruses and trojans, it was outgoing stupidity. I'm sort of with you here, Julien.


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM, Julien Vehent <> wrote:
On 07.11.2011 16:37, jeff wrote:
I go to download some cool utilities and the corporate firewall
helpfully stops me because it detected a trojan.

So I go into the firewall and disable checking for that specific
trojan and download again.

POOF - Kaspersky eats the file.

God bless linux, an OS that doesn't HELP you so much.

How would they justify the ridiculous cost of their hash-based pattern matching engines if they weren't blocking random files once in a while ?

Antivirus solutions are a joke. Use statistical engines to do the filtering based on categories if you really need a filter, otherwise, just let people crash their computers once every 2 months, push a master to restore and when they lose their data twice, they'll learn to be more careful.

Julien Vehent -!j

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