I can't figure out your motive for posting this link. The article is at the
Symantec website and the title of the article is "Do Symantec antivirus
products detect Jokes, Adware, or Spyware?" The simple answer is no, and
while their products CAN detect SOME of these threats, the antivirus
software is designed to ONLY protect against (hopefully) all forms of
computer virus's. While Symantec's current AV software can protect against
"some" of these other problems, that is not what it is designed, or
intended, to do.
I would never expect an antivirus program to protect my PC from "Jokes,
Adware, or Spyware". These items are in an entirely seperate setup compared
to virus' (virii?), trojans, et al. This is the domain of the various
antispyware programs that are growing in popularity. And these are where you
should look for protection against those "Jokes, Adware, or Spyware"
The automotive comparison would be to expect that if you keep a good coat of
wax on the painted surfaces of the vehicle, that this would somehow be
expected to protect the internal surfaces of the engine. You cannot expect
an automotive or computer product that is designed to offer protection at
some level in one area, to excel in more than one area of protection. (With
the possible exception of never connecting to the internet, backed up by
never loading a program from a disk.)
'92 Dodge W250 w/CTD.
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