How'd you feel if your .PST file got eaten by a grue?
Holy hell do I hate anti-virus software. It is worse than most infections it "prevents".
And I've never, ever gotten a virus (cue some moron saying "YEAH BUT YOU WOULDN'T KNOW!"). Perhaps the fact that I don't have a false sense of security makes me even safer, because I've had less troubles with malicious software than many people loaded up with protection.
March 11th, 2007 9:16am
The analogy between AV software and GWOT effects on affected economies is going to have to be explained by others with greater typing ability than I possess right now.
Money for old rope.
March 11th, 2007 9:54am
Norton is better than McAfee, in my experience.
But I wish there wasn't a need for that particular product niche at all -- it does slow the machine down to a crawl. On a friend's new Toshiba laptop, McAfee was scanning two files a second yesterday. Which means that on a typical developer's machine with 500k files, it'd be done ohh, next year sometime.
March 11th, 2007 9:56am
Deleting a load of .pst files! Aargh! And of course if you back it up regularly One care will delete the backup .pst files as well! Network storage devices are going to be happy.
I've used AVG free for years. I'd still buy it if they charged and Norton and MacCaffee were given away free.
March 11th, 2007 7:16pm