Which OS is the problem?: Linux/Unix, Macintosh or Microsoft
The Linux/UNIX OSs have security built in.
The Macintosh OS have few viruses aimed at them. Classic (9.2.2 and previous) has 80 and, to date, OS X has zero, The latter OS is UNIX based, also.
That leaves Microsoft and I believe the unique viruses signatures being protected against is in the 6 figures.
When Microsoft decided to use Word Basic in its e-mail programs and decided not to follow www.w3.org standards in it web programs (FrontPage, Internet Explorer, etc.), it opened itself up to all the problems it has fostered on its customers.
If Microsoft was as responsible as Apple and the various Linux/UNIX vendors are, there would be no Symantec, McAfee, eTrust, AVG, etc.
On my Apple Mac OS X systems, I use a freeware product called ClamXav and, yes, I sent the programer $15.00 for each copy I installed ,because it is the correct thing to do.
Durand C. Waters
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