Solved Virus theory...

May 16, 2011 at 14:07:28
Specs: Windows 7
My dad is OK with computers, but he made a little theory yesterday that I found interesting. What if anti virus companies (Norton, Avast, AVG, Comodo, etc.) made viruses, and then they persuaded people that the viruses were super dangerous, causing people to buy their software, meaning that they get more money. Could it be possible, or just wrong? Just something to think about.

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May 16, 2011 at 14:18:25
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While possible, it's highly unlikely, imo.

From what I understand, the CEOs of these companies have reviewed the 1936 Three Stooges episode entitled "Ants in the Pantry" in which "The Stooges are exterminators who drum up business by supplying the insects and mice, and crash a high society party" and learned from Larry, Moe, and Curl's experiences (ref : ).

Basically, it would be too great a risk for the company's reputation. If word got out...which, in this digital world, would probably happen sooner or later...they'd be toast. They are selling plenty protecting against the current stuff (or, granted, peoples' fears of it).

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