How do you manage virus checking your software?


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My initial thought was...

1) Load OS
2) Install and update AV
3) Remove from any network / removable media
4) Install software
5) Scan
6) Nuke the box from orbit

but I'm not sure if I'm missing any risks. I know it's probably not a good idea to rely on a single AV, but they tend not to be good neighbours if you have two on a single machine. Which suggests using two AV would mean doubling the cost (time & resources) of AV testing for each release. Also, is there a risk of a virus writing itself to the boot sector (or hidden partitions) and so being immune to normal wiping? Or is that old hat now?

As always, any and all thoughts appreciated. :up: