21/09/2001 12:29:48, Vincent Cunniffe <vincent at cunniffe.net> wrote:
>Silvan delaney wrote:
>>> hi all,
>> can you tell me please what that means: to inoculate files???
>>>Technically, it's a word from biology which means to introduce
>something to a system, usually with the intention of altering
>behaviour. Examples are innoculating humans with vaccines, which
>is one usage of the word to indicate a pro-active defence.
>>In software terms, it's usually taken to mean an after-the-fact
>cleaning of a viral infection, by means of scanning files for
>known digital signatures and then removing them once found.
>so does that mean, that i should leave inoculation enabled when scanning for virus?
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