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Do we really need antivirus?

By oxyjen ·
I downloaded the Oreilly Annoyances chapter last night and want someone to explain to me how he gets away with stating "...getting a virus is a one in a million shot".

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by jmgarvin In reply to Do we really need antivir ...

What is the context of that claim? Is the author trying at sarcasm or trying to explain AV nay sayers?

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by deepsand In reply to Context

that the incident rate of attempts to infect is so great that even a small probability of success for any one attempt will generally result in near certainty of success for the sum total of attempts.

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