How could I have got a virus?

“But you installed anti-virus software on my machine, how could I have got a virus!”
It is Virus Season 2012 here at Virtual IT, and the opening comment is endemic of the view point of some of our clients who have succumbed to this season’s must have malware.
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Viruses, Malware or is it just software?

A hot topic at the moment is one of malicious software… I stop short of calling it Viruses or Malware as it isn’t that clear cut anymore!  What we used to know as Viruses and Malware have changed very much in the last couple of years. Whilst the authors of this software are using Virus type tactics to install the malware (Trojan Droppers), the software is far from what we (or unfortunately Virus software) recognise as a virus.

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