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  • by tinman (2063) on 2004.02.04 5:39 (#28027) Journal

    although it's not exactly to do with patches, I know of quite a few people who've never bothered to update their antivirus. It is only a few megabytes, but they just don't bother..

    A few years of doing this, and if they don't have virus attacks, and they wonder about the practice of having antivirus at all. I guess it's only a big deal if you get online (some machines are just standalone) and also if you expose your machines to applications from (possibly) untrustworthy sources..

    Isn't patching an extension of this ? Yes, it is nice to be safe. (as if patches assured that, I am not so sure they always do, especially with MS Windows) But if you're sure that you're not going to be online, what could bring your machine down ? I've heard that view expressed by several people.

    The flip side: if something hits, you will go down hard and burst into flames.