Let me have it, you know me. ;)
I think my previous software was in the total junk category and was broken. I also think there are quite a few g33ks around this neck of the woods who might take that personally. :)
I've run Norton for as long as I can remember. It is typically pre-installed on the systems I've purchased. In all the years that I utilized Norton, there were less than a handful of those Nanny Shouts you refer to.
That may be a bit extreme. I would like a spam filter to determine that the mail originated from an IP that has a high volume of spam. And if so, to take the appropriate steps.
Thing is, I'm not getting a HUGE false-positive rate. Since installing I've had approximately 6 alerts for malicious IPs and I do quite a bit of surfing, the numbers are very small.
Heh! What a coincidence.
I tend to think otherwise. There are plenty of references in various Google Patent filings that discuss the integrity of the hosting environment. I would think that IPs are part of the process, one of the signals that may be used to determine the legitimacy of the provider.
What do you use? Are you saying that my current choice of security software is noisy? I wonder what ESET, Malwarebytes and TrojanHunter would think about that? ;)
I'm interested to know what you'd recommend as a defense against the current malware threats?