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Will there ever be an end to spyware/viruses

by kingback9 / November 13, 2015 12:27 PM PST

Hi Guys,

Spyware has been something that has been quite an annoyance ever since I was introduced to P.C's. Do you guys think that it would ever be possible that spyware/adware/viruses stop. Perhaps Someone could develop a super antivirus or anti spyware that doesn't require a virus definition update.

Maybe we could see this introduced in the world of quantum computing.

Please let me know your thoughts on this.

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Already there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2015 12:37 PM PST

Even see a virus on say the Xbox, PS3/4 and game consoles?

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That's called Linux
by James Denison / November 13, 2015 12:42 PM PST
Mischief
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Have you met folk that call browser hijacking a virus?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2015 12:49 PM PST
In reply to: That's called Linux
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Not so fast, there.....
by btljooz / November 16, 2015 5:10 PM PST
In reply to: That's called Linux
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In my opinion
by itsdigger / November 13, 2015 12:44 PM PST

anything that is built can be disassembled or destroyed including operating systems, programs etc.
As long as there are bad folks or even curious folks, there's going to be a need for protection.
As things change from day to day and new exploits are found and implemented just because folks can , we will need new defenses .

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Simple answer:
by Flatworm / November 14, 2015 8:30 AM PST

No.

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No.
by btljooz / November 16, 2015 5:12 PM PST

As long as there are evil doers willing to write malwarez for whatever reason(s) they have there will be malwarez to find protection from. period. The End.

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Interesting.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 16, 2015 5:28 PM PST
In reply to: No.

Warez was quoted twice in your post.
Dafydd.

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So???
by btljooz / November 16, 2015 7:55 PM PST
In reply to: Interesting.

And your point is ____________? Confused

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I'm aware of the use of the word.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 17, 2015 9:37 AM PST
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Semantics
by btljooz / November 17, 2015 1:30 PM PST
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No, the "Z" did not throw me.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 17, 2015 2:27 PM PST
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As I said, I'm aware of it. I expected the Warez spammers to jump on this post and given the WOT rating, well you saw that. Thanks for the educational links though, I must learn those by rote so I can impress my friends (all teachers) next time we meet in the pub.

Dafydd.

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naw
by renegade600 / November 17, 2015 3:03 PM PST

naw there will always be issues with spyware and viruses no matter the operating system or device. in fact IMO, it is only going to get worse with appliances, home automation and other get online.

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And cars. Don't forget cars...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2015 3:20 PM PST
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Sadly, no
by Gail_at_Fortinet / November 20, 2015 12:22 PM PST

Unfortunately no – spyware and viruses will be around as long as computers are and in fact the attack surface is expanding due to the Internet of Things (IoT). As the saying goes, if you build it they will come, in this case – if there are computers, people will create viruses to attack. It’s important to protect your network against spyware/viruses by keeping up on the latest trends as well as implementing a multi-layer protection system that includes a firewall and virus protection software and even better is an end-to-end solution from one vendor so you have a simplified system with a lower cost. This is especially important for managing the security over various use cases, needs or attack types.

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NO. There is not any end.
by ashikhossain451 / November 22, 2015 10:23 PM PST

In this digital world,virus, spam, malware increases day by day. Hackers try to take information from others through these. Though anti virus companies try a lot, I believe it is quite impossible to stop this

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