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Re: Dumb users spread viruses

  • From: Tom (UnitedLayer)
  • Date: Mon Feb 09 15:51:44 2004

On 8 Feb 2004, Paul Vixie wrote:
> In this past year's tour of my friends and family, I've taken to removing
> their antivirus software at the same time I remove their spyware, and I've
> taken to installing Mozilla (with its IMAP client) as a way to keep the
> machine from having any dependency on anti-virus software.

A friend of mine did that for his mom's law office about 4-5 years ago.
Instead of MS Word + Outlook, they used Word Perfect and Eudora.
They've never had a macro virus or email virus outbreak, and so far have
managed to stay fairly virus free.
I don't think not having MS Word or Outlook have slowed them down in the