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Old 05-10-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Are antivirus companies creating viruses?

I am investigating this claim as part of a research paper for my Composition 2 class, and I need websites that have information either for or against this question. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, as I am having trouble finding info on my own.

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Old 05-10-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Are antivirus companies creating viruses?

Maybe the reason you are having troubles finding the info on your own is because the claims are unfounded. . .

Google - do antivirus companies create viruses
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
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i would think that they did. they need to make money man.
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i would think that they did. they need to make money man.
very true.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Are antivirus companies creating viruses?

Their's enough people creating viruses without anti-virus companys having to create there own. There are some rumors of anti-virus companys creating viruses for mac's that float around, but these are completly unfounded.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:54 AM   #6
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Maybe...I think they will...
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:13 AM   #7
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This is not possible,

Norton is used by 85% of the Plant and if they Put 1 virus out there they would blow up there own Computers
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:02 AM   #8
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Default Re: Are antivirus companies creating viruses?

Ah...now, I could not give a full opinion on this, but... I think anything is possible.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:49 PM   #9
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Default Re: Are antivirus companies creating viruses?

When i spoke to this "pro PC tech guy" i asked him this question and he was saying that he thinks viruses are created by people in order to obtain information thus accessing your files ie. bank account so they can take out money etc... social security numbers, Credit card numbers etc... all valuable information that is able to be taken from you especially when they can read your key inputs
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:07 AM   #10
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Interesting..kinda off reminds you off the Microsoft Scandel on Windows 98..

One would think why would a company make a hole in thier own product...simple answer.."Chee Ching"..MONEY!!
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