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Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines [closed]

When forming opinions, it is a good practice to follow scholastic tradition - think as hard as you can against the opinion you hold and try to find counter-arguments. However, no matter how hard I ...
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How do I convince the IT department to relax Antivirus settings on my PC [closed]

I've been given a relatively decent new laptop at Work. I really thought it would help speeding development up, especially build times and the like. The problem is that our company runs Mcafee ...
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Is it ethical to teach teens about software viruses?

I volunteered to instruct an after school computer club at my son's middle school. There has been a lot of interest in computer viruses. I was thinking about showing them how to create a simple batch ...
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On access scans and Visual Studio

Where I work McAfee On Access scan is enforced to be on for all our machines. Visual Studio 2010 isn't exactly the speediest program at times but combining a large website, several build ...
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Is it possible to write an anti-virus like thing using C# or Python?

C# and Python can't compete with C and Assembly when writing such tools is the need. I left C many years back and I don't think I will be able to cope up so fast. Is it possible to write Anti-Virus ...
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Should EICAR be updated to test the revision of Antivirus system?

I'm posting this here since programmers write viruses, and AV software. They also have the best knowledge of heuristics and how AV systems work (cloaking etc). The EICAR test file was used to ...