This is Prevention In A Post Modern World...
Malicious Software Prevention
By: Steven Alexander
It is our fervent hope and wish that we had better news in this
regard. For the past 15 years, we have railed tirelessly against the malcontents that write malicious
Customers and others have said to me more than once; 'virus
work is good for your business'. No it's not. What is good for my business is when my customers do not
get their technology infected. This unfortunately is easier said than done. On any given computer that
is badly infected, Technical Resource Management Company may well have over (5) hours invested in the computer to
certify it 100% clean and virus free. It is impossible and very bad business to charge (5) hours to
clean a computer and consequently a much lower fee must be applied. It is easy to see why we are not fond of
malicious software authors. These criminals cause and leave extensive financial and emotional
damage in their wake.
The big box companies that author commercial anti virus software are
currently well behind the curve in this regard in my opinion. Instead they should be leading the charge and
focusing on prevention instead of detection. Our model is and always been one
of prevention. It does little good once the malicious software is already on your hard drive. The
technology used today to detect a virus 'signature' in a file is not much different than the technology employed 15
years ago! I would call that well behind the curve.
+ What Is Worse Than Having A Virus On My Computer?
+ Approximately How Many Viruses Are Released To The Internet Monthly?
+ Isn't My Computer Getting Infected Good For Your Business?
+ What Are The Big Box Company's Doing To Addess The Virus Problem?
+ What Can I Do To Prevent Infection?
+ I Thought Email Attachments Were The Preferred Method Of Infection?
+ Why Are These Criminals Prosecuted?
+ What Would Be A Fair Punishment For These Criminals?
+ I Think I have 'a' Virus, Can You Help?