Do you think Anti-Virus makers are the one making viruses?

@jazelann (112)
Philippines
December 22, 2009 6:15am CST
I do. Who else would it be? Who would be needing viruses? anti-virus companies right? This thought just came like a light bulb over my head. lol Sure, some make viruses just for fun. But how come there's a lot of them?? What do you guys think?
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@TheCatLady (4697)
• Israel
22 Dec 09
I highly doubt they would do that. If they would get caught, they would spend a long time in jail. It's not worth the risk. Would you risk writing and distributing a virus if you knew you would be spending 10-20 years in jail if you got caught?
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
I can see your point catlady. Let's say I'm a good virus writer, and I do it for the sake of proving myself that I could do better, and when an anti-virus company learned about what I did, if they are willing to put thousand dollars on my face, just to tell them how to destroy the virus, I would gladly take the money,. Did the company need to reveal itself? It may or may not. There are a lot of possibilities. And I would like to thank everyone for sharing your views. This question has only been between me and my conscience. lol. Now, it's out on the open, some opposes and some agrees. It's really good to know it!
• Israel
23 Dec 09
The possibility of getting caught would prevent you from ever telling them.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
Yes, you're right!,. But there's a little possibility of me being caught.. ;)
@ptrikha_2 (3286)
• India
22 Dec 09
Well, it could be possible. Yet, it is difficult to prove, unless there is a proper evidence. And evidence is very hard to gather.
@ptrikha_2 (3286)
• India
27 Dec 09
Yeah, the secrets would be well guarded and difficult to guard against.
• New Zealand
19 Feb 10
It would make sense for them to be making the viruses :) More business for them!!! But , the viruses are just made by those who want to see the world burn, or are criminals who want to extort money from companies.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
I know right! or maybe, they make viruses for other antiviruses,.. So it'll be likely a cycle. Anyways, I'm not a virus writer, and I hope neither of us here in mylot are., so we will never know what is in the mind of virus makers
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
22 Dec 09
wow..what a different perception..I never had a thought like this..But after reading your discussion, I really get a suspicion..I feel if this could be true..It could be a real fact too. But kings in the anti-virus field does not need such type of marketing for them..They have their own reputation that can bring the customers to them.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
thanks for sharing your thoughts! Yes we can only think of possibilities, we can never really be sure. For the thing about the reputation, lets go back to the time when they are all starting the business... ^_^ what do you think?
@onida143 (118)
• India
22 Dec 09
lol what u have said is really wrong many reputated companies wont do this how ever i agree what u said is happening but that is done by hackers not by the companies who create the software thier aim is only to protect not to do against it how ever think once u will underand
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
oh maybe they made the virus so that people will their anti virus program...
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
yes shiela! that's what I mean! I am sooooo jealous of your emoticons!
• India
22 Dec 09
i dont think so. because i think virus are made by terrorist nations .its a good way for them to break a nation.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Thanks for sharing your views on this. But why do you think there are a lot of viruses in this world? do you think everyone is opposed to other nations? I personally feel that if it's about terrorism, the Defense Secretary or Soldiers are the one involved. thanks again!
@megamatt (14334)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I am glad that I'm not the only one who had this little theory. It's very possible I think. A lot of them are made by people who just decide to cause havoc for whatever reason. But in the back of my mind, I think some viruses are cooked up by the anti-virus companies. After all, if there are no viruses, then they really would not have a business. So yeah, I agree, there is a distinct possibility that some of these anti-virus companies may be using methods to help boost the sales of their products.
@jazelann (112)
• Philippines
22 Dec 09
Thanks megamatt! I'm glad you agreed! Well, since we have the same theory, the only thing we'll need is someone who works in an anti-virus company, who will tell us that it is indeed, true. =)