Is this really a virus?

July 14, 2004, updated August 6, 2004
Awhile back, you could crash IE 6 with the following HTML code.
<input type crash>

It has just come to my attention, interestingly enough, that Norton Antivirus now detects this file as a virus. Is this really a virus? Sure it can be used to potentially exploit a host, but is this really a virus?

Why do we need antivirus software to cover holes in the operating system and other software? Having software protect you from bugs and holes in other software is moronic to say the least. The correct solution to this problem is an actual bug fix for IE 6.

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