At 12:28 PM 4/29/97 -0400, Larry Dunham wrote:
>We need o develop a policy to crrespond with Dr. Soloman so that all
>users understand the need for the anti-virus program to run, and
>prohibiting the disabling of the program.
We can all agree that thorough, effective anti-virus software is an
essential part of computing today. We can even agree that this software
should run automatically, that it intrude as little as possible into the
users' experience, and that this software be easily updated and maintained.
There are occasions, however, when it is important to disable such software:
o When I install software on my computer, I almost always disable virus
o When I have to do trouble-shooting, it is important to eliminate
possible conflicts with virus software.
If I never had to install software, reinstall software, or fix problems
with software, then I might be more willing agree that it would be
beneficial for me not to be able to shut down the anti-virus application.
Of course, we should always strive to inform the clients who use the
systems of the importance of virus protection.
>From another perspective,