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Re: antivirus for Palm

  • Subject: Re: antivirus for Palm
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 15:32:47 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.sys.palmtops.pilot
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
  • References: <dave.1sdced@no-mx.forums.micromagiclabs.com>
  • Reply-to: newsgroups@schestowitz.com
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dave wrote:

> Can some kind souls enlighten me on the use of anti virus in our palm
> i.e. do anyone use these and if so , what AV programs.
> Thanks:wave:

Palm is /not/ Windows. You probably do not need any anti-virus software
unless you get yourself involved in risky (potentially malicious) code and
Web sites.

In any case, here is the page you were probably looking for:


I suspect that anti-virus software for Palm targets those who are deceived
by bad experiences with non-secure operating systems. They reckon they can
earn a few bucks for programs that offer protection against potential
attacks that will never ever strike.

Hope it helps,


PS - remember that Palm handhelds have remote access capabilities (SSH,
telnet, VNC etc.) but do not yet allow access and control from the outside.
It is not practical because they are _mobile_. You can use your remote
control to affect your TV, but not the TV to affect your remote control.

Roy S. Schestowitz

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