The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 18 February 2004]

Dumb GUI awards winner

Since we’re paying the .Mac tax here at The Core Dump anyway, and Virex is one of the benefits Apple gives us, every once in a while the spirit will move us to run Virex on our files. This despite being pretty gosh-dang sure we don’t have a virus, what with living on a Mac. But what the heck, Virex is ours due to the aforementioned .Mac tax, so why not run it when the computer isn’t busy doing other things? One can never be too thin, too rich, or too paranoid.

Virex does it’s thing, and then at the end spits out a message that one of the files may have a virus. OK. Sure. It could happen. But which file? Virex won’t tell us.

Hello? Knowing which file might have a virus is kind of the purpose of running Virex in the first place. So it might–just might–be a good idea for this brain dead application to tell us which file may be a carrier of anarchy, might it not?

Sheesh.

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