FireGryphon wrote:My school system wants us to start using Outlook for all our mail in favor of the Gmail accounts we currently have. The last time I used Outlook it was a virus-ridden mess, which is why I stopped using it. Is it still a common vector for viruses?
SuperSpy wrote:Outlook (part of MS Office) has always been a fairly safe program as long as it's kept up to date.
Outlook Express is very much EOL and is/was a buggy pile of trash that malware loves to exploit.
just brew it! wrote:Probably not significantly more than any other consumer application that processes random content received from potentially malicious strangers over the Internet.
Acrobat Reader and Java seem to have been the worst offenders these past few years (very unscientific observation based on a subjective feeling for how often they seem to get mentioned in connection with malware).
maxxcool wrote:Out look is NOT the problem.. it is the users that are.