Sunday 27 October 2002 11.10am
The big trouble with virus checkers is that they go out of date very quickly, and you need to upgrade them in some way. I have an evaluation copy of Sophos which does appear good. You then upgrade it with new virus definitions which you get from their web site. But then you need to get a new version of the product - every few months.
Running the product picked up a virus in the temporary internet file directory system, in an html file. It does not seem to have done any harm. However I am careful, and do not want to have to rebuild my machine.
I read somewhere that 1 in 5 machines are infected. That seems terribly high.