Posted by Helen Martin on Feb 23, 2017
VB was saddened to learn this week of the passing of one of the pioneers of the AV industry, Ross M. Greenberg.
Ross M. Greenberg was the author of Flushot, one of the world's first anti-virus programs, and shortly after that, Virex PC. Yet by 1995, he had distanced himself from the main AV industry – finding himself put off by the antics of certain vendors, whom he considered less than ethical in their tactics and methods – and moved to a farm in upstate New York where he developed telecommunications programs.
In November 1995, VB talked to Ross about his background, his views on the AV industry, and life at "Virus Acres" farm.