[ale] Free, trustworthy, anti-virus software
Michael B. Trausch
mike at trausch.us
Wed Jul 21 10:28:30 EDT 2010
On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 08:44 -0400, krwatson at cc.gatech.edu wrote:
> I work in information security and some of the tools I have are
> considered malware. Here are a few examples: several of the Foundstone
> utilites, the Windows password changer which I use to get back into
> systems where they have lost the password, my ICAR test file, and of
> course actual malware.
> I have also had instances where an anti-virus update comes out and
> they delete utilities that they had no problem with for years and then
> when the next update comes out they ignore them again. I chalk this up
> to random false positives. E-Policy Orchestrator (EPO) is the most
> aggressive offender so far. The first time I installed it resulted in
> dozens of deleted utilities.
Wouldn't it be best to keep such utilities on a read-only media, then,
like a closed, single-session CD-R?
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