aside from the question above, are FREE antivirus program also doing them? (w/ the exception of course from MSSE) some geeks told me they do. and I don't know if I can mention their names. but is this statement really true?
and why are some computers that seem not infected, actually infect a Flash Drive? (this is true because when I plug my flash drive to my PC, it detects that there are malwares present in it.) I wonder how that happens when the computer I previously used w/ the flash drive was actually reported to be clean by its respective antivirus software.
asked Sep 28 '11 at 05:01
the antivirus companies develop their own viruses yes. But I don't think they will launch them on someone who uses the free version or no longer pays a subscription. To the second question. Some Anti virus software recognizes different viruses, it's pointless yes but they'll rather have their own virus definitions >.<' And (rarely) they say you have a virus because they detect a part of a program that looks similar to a virus.
answered Sep 28 '11 at 06:27