Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:31 UTC
Windows Last week, security vendor Sophos published a blog post in which it said that Windows 7 was vulnerable to 8 our of 10 of the most common viruses. Microsoft has responded to these test results, which are a classic case of "scare 'm and they'll fall in line".
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RE: Comment by simon17
by linumax on Wed 11th Nov 2009 00:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by simon17"
linumax
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That's the whole point. Unfortunately so far in the comments, like usual, the discussion has gone into OS politics.

These guys intentionally executed viruses that 8/10 didn't need permission elevation (functioned at local users level) and Windows rightfully allowed them to execute. I mean we're techies here, we understand there's no magic involved in preventing something like this. However, Sophos can (ab)use it as a marketing tool when selling AV to normal users.

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