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RE: Re: Tortoise does not set write permission after "get lock"?

From: Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 10:10:56 +0100

Hi Stefan,

You wrote:

> (in case you need further proof that silently removing files is bad:

I don't need proof that silently removing files is bad. That is generally considered evil. In your case I'd blame the virus scanner too for [b|m]ad behaviour. If it can't be configured or if it doesn't do what you tell it to do, it's clearly the apps fault.

At work I have a virus scanner that doesn't allow me to use one application because it creates a false positive. It's the only virus scanner that does this and we have it :(. And our admin has locked everything up so that I can't tell the AV to ignore that single file.

But generally saying that virus scanners are evil is generalizing too much IMHO. If you use a bit of common sense, you normally don't need one. But you also have to know some of the things that could happen, which we as self-percepted computer litereates surely do, but others don't.

I have never installed a virus scanner on my home PC and never had an infection for >10 years until my wife got fooled by one of those fake "invoice.zip" mails. By bad coincidence we had ordered something at that web show a few days ago.

My children are now at an age where they'll surely klick on any attachement without seeing that it is named "funnypic.jpg.exe"

As a conclusion I run a virus scanner at home. I didn't have trouble with the one I'm using, so I'm happy with it.

my 0.02€

- Lübbe

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