Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:06 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows While Microsoft's Security Essentials has been very well received because of its small footprint and unobtrusive nature, it didn't always rank among the very top when it came to its detection rates. Overall, I'd still say it's one of the best antivirus tools. Now, with version 2.0, Microsoft has improved the detection mechanisms, but of course, it'll take some tests before we can see how effective they are.
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RE[7]: overrated
by bassbeast on Mon 20th Dec 2010 14:01 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: overrated"
bassbeast
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Uh huh...explain the SIX YEAR OLD X server bug that was passed through nearly a dozen kernel revs with NOBODY noticing it? Not even once? Your ENTIRE premise hinges on a logical fallacy, the "if the code is out there SOMEBODY must be checking it" which the X server bug drove a stake right through the heart of.

The simple fact is all OS level code is COMPLEX...full stop. Even the guys who work on it every single day can't figure up the complex interactions between their code and the rest of the OS, which is why we have patches. Pretending that "ohhh source code is magic protection!" is just a complete fallacy. There is good and bad of BOTH.

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