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Do some malware/viruses stay on the internet basically indefinitely?

There are actually plenty of studies (and previous attacks) to back this with a little research and practice for the next 10-20 years of learning what capabilities are/were possible. For instance, ...
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Do some malware/viruses stay on the internet basically indefinitely?

Sure, there have been worms that stay silent and propagate until some trigger is met. Either a time trigger or when the worm lands on a machine with certain desired characteristics. Until then, they ...
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Do some malware/viruses stay on the internet basically indefinitely?

Computer malware, including self-replicating and self-propagating software, do not evolve by themselves. Humans modify them. Computer "viruses" have very little in common with biological ...
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Is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus?

From a software developers perspective there are a lot of good reasons to disable intrusive AV solutions. You should always look for the threats you actually try to prevent. For user machines the ...
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Is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus?

Just a few thoughts. With exclusions, you really need to be clear as to why you are making an exclusion and is it the correct type for the security solution installed. Exclusions in one security ...
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Is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus?

I've encountered a number of cases where excluding a folder was the right (or sometimes only) option. It shouldn't be your default solution to problems, but it does have legit use cases. One of the ...
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Is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus?

It is often necessary if performance matters. I work in HPC, developing software for computer simulations of chemical processes. Just like the vendor you're talking about, we would often recommend our ...
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Is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus?

One example I recall as a software developer is the exclusion of "build" folders. In these folders, the compiler creates new executables. New executables are of course suspect to virus ...
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Is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus?

Ah yes, ye olde problem of security tools making a system unusable. My arch nemesis. when is it acceptable to exclude folders in antivirus, and why? Short answer: There's an old adage on this site ...
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