8672Re: [NTO] deleted dmusic.sys by mistake - oops!
- Feb 20, 2010Mick Housel wrote:
> Maybe I read this wrong but do you really believe that the "modern",Yes, it's a well documented fact. Of course the "actively install" is a
> "comfortable" OSs install and then instantly upon connection to the
> net, the OS goes and installs countless viruses as part of it's
> normal routine?
bit of freedom with speech. What really happens, as far as I understood,
is that there are some server functionalities built in, that the normal
single user neither uses nor needs but that mayn viruses know to put to
very good use. And of course this is true for naked CD installs without
the later service packs. If you have one of those, need to reinstall and
need the net to get those updates, you're in trouble.
> but also makes sure that I've got a good AV and firewallMe specialty in engineering was nuclear reactors. There is a huge
> setup and going on all machines.
difference between active and passive security. A sodium cooled fast
breeder needs active security controls and can run away if they fail. Of
course all these are redundant and divers (i.e. different brands and
technologies, so that not all will fail for the same reason) and it is
made very safe. But our own pebble bed design from Aachen made it
possible to withdraw all control rods (full power), shut off all cooling
and do nothing. All it needs to stay safe is the continued validity of
the laws of physics.
Of course a good AV software is worth a lot and you may hope, you'll
always be supplied with the relevant signatures before that malware
arrives on your machine. I prefer there simply not to be a hook or entry
for it to attack. Anything that doesn't exist can't be abused.
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