This blog is primarily concerned with NIS 2007 (and a bit on NIS 08). I have nothing to say about more recent versions.

This blog is more or less dormant (except for occasional comments on related news), and is being left on-line as a historical record and perhaps as a warning to future generations of anti-virus coders.


Now open for your comments

I've just opened it up for comments. You'll have to type in the word-art to prove that you're an actual human. Anonymous comments allowed.


Anonymous said...

Let me be the first then and officially open the comments.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed. You're the first. Now I just have to contemplate an appropriate prize...

Would you like a hi-res image of the Hong Kong skyline at night? Or of a nice tropical paradise? They make great desktop backgrounds.

Anonymous said...

Well, it is a tempting offer and difficult to choose.

Maybe a free copy of the only Symantec/McAfee/Norton product that seems to be working: McAfee SiteAdvisor?

Anonymous said...

I can only afford 'virtual prizes' such as the following:

Another of my blogs.


Anonymous said...

As a long time sufferer of Symantec's offering it was refreshing to hear that I am not alone in experiencing it;s various fobiles. The problem is that short of linux there is little alternative to Norton. People mention AVG, AVAST and Avira to name a few but their dectition rates are poor and false postiives are fairly high. AV Comparatives is my resource for this view. So what about Mc Afee, just as bad as Norton, Trend Micro wouldn't touch with a barge pole so that leaves the venerable NOD. It's slick new interface looks great and it's in the wild detection great, but some articles rate its detection of malware and known viruses as low. Then there is it's compatibality with Vista. I tried NOD but it would never run the anti stealth technology rendering it average nor would it remove anything it found. This leaves Kaspersky which has so many pop ups and fired my system to a crisp. So I am now back to square one. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Well, when the cure is worse than the disease, then choose the disease.

My desktop is not presently equipped with any anti-virus protection. The WiFi router has stateful packet inspection to weed out most worms. I've told everyone to not open attachments.

I guess we'll see.