Unveiling of Epsilon Anti-Virus

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They can do that without seeing the source. Rather, I refuse to use an anti-virus where I can't see what it's doing.

Letting a program have access to the lowest levels of your system, and not even knowing entirely what it does, has got to be the most retarded idea I've ever heard of.
@EssGeEich: forgive me, I let my hatred of closed-source blind me to the nature of this program as an antivirus.
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ClamAV is open-source and that doesn't seem to be a problem.
Well, everyone has its very own thoughts.
I know I'm very... <insert word I cannot remember right now here> but:
1. I wouldn't install it because it's too risky
2. I wouldn't release the source code
3. I wouldn't use it without the source code

Can somebody help me find that word, so I can sleep with a happy face tonight?

@LB - That's ok
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cautious

Edit:
psst, SpaceWorm. about the above.
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@Grey Wolf

about what?
Am I free to try to bypass it?
Lumpkin, as I am releasing the whole AV for everyone in about 2 - 3 weeks because I am adding and changing few GUI in order to make it more professional.
The scanning is completely done and protections but there are going to be a heavy private testing session as well.

also grey world I don't see anything dangerous about what is it.
Not cautious.
The word I mean is when I have an opinion, and in the same time I have a different opinion.
Not multiopinionistic.
@SpaceWorm: Virus programmers will try to "hack" your AV, too.
That's what I meant.
@EssGeEich Could the word be conflicted?

@SpaceWorm It sounds amazing, and cannot wait to try it out. Also, if you are afraid of your pc being infected, install it on a Virtual machine (or a even VM inside a VM).
also grey world I don't see anything dangerous about what is it.

"Grey Wolf". You can't afford the attention to write names correctly?

Anyway, I will restate the obvious: we're on a programming forum, and programmers are prone to ask for code in return for trust.

As far as we can tell your "antivirus" could well be a trojan backdoor rootkit.
Catfish wrote:
As far as we can tell your "antivirus" could well be a trojan backdoor rootkit.


Script Coder wrote:
Also, if you are afraid of your pc being infected, install it on a Virtual machine (or a even VM inside a VM).
The word I mean is when I have an opinion, and in the same time I have a different opinion.

Incoherent?
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The word I mean is when I have an opinion, and in the same time I have a different opinion.
Conflicted. ??
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Cognitive Dissonance?
Hypocrite?
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cognitive dissonance?

Edit: darkestfright beat me to it.
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+1 maeriden.
Incoherent.
@EssGeEich

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+incoherent

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+conflicted

I personally think that the second one fits much better.
I think 'cognitive dissonance' is the more correct term, however.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+cognitive+dissonance
The italian definition of the direct translation (incoerente) is fitting though.
We probably give the word a slightly different meaning.
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