Myths about anti-viruses
Is it really true that viruses don’t exist?
On average, how many new malicious programs, most of which are Trojans, appear each month?
Do anti-virus companies develop malware?
Who actually writes malware?
|Lone virus makers||Criminal groups of programmers|
Why do people write malicious programs?
|For fun||For profit|
What percentage of malware should be detected by an anti-virus at the moment of intrusion?
Can you always tell when a system has been infected?
Do anti-viruses detect malicious programs only by their signatures?
If the database lacks a definition for a particular malware program, does the anti-virus have to detect it using heuristic technologies?
What is an anti-virus’s main task?
|To prevent infection||To cure viruses|
What additional software products should be used to help an anti-virus protect a computer against malware?
|An anti-spyware program||An anti-rootkit program|
What could be an excuse for not installing an anti-virus?
|The operating system (Linux or Mac OS X) is secure||Caution and vigilance are being observed|
If a user doesn't visit bogus sites or open links in emails from unknown senders, do they still need an anti-virus?
|Yes, they do||No, they don't|
Does a computer need an anti-virus if it's only used for gaming?
|Yes, it does||No, it doesn\’t|