Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2007 15:52 UTC, submitted by SReilly
Windows Microsoft's Live OneCare security software has failed tests which check how well it spots and stops malicious programs designed to attack Windows. OneCare was the only failure among 17 anti-virus programs tested by the AV Comparatives organisation. Microsoft's software only spotted 82.4% of the 500000 viruses that the independent group subjected it to. The test is the second in less than a month that Microsoft's anti-virus software has failed.
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Not Windows
by stabilep on Tue 6th Mar 2007 16:32 UTC
stabilep
Member since:
2006-04-02

The title should not say "Windows Fails Second Virus test" but that "OneCare Fails Second Virus test" we all already know Windows is as robust against viruses as paper is against fire.

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RE: Not Windows
by suryad on Tue 6th Mar 2007 21:17 in reply to "Not Windows"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Come on give Microsoft a break. They did manage to push out an OS after 5 years after all. We should count ourselves lucky! Go Microsoft! Keep it up!

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RE: Not Windows
by raver31 on Tue 6th Mar 2007 23:52 in reply to "Not Windows"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

No, it should actually say "Windows Fails Second Virus test", I tried to test OneCare on this Linux box here;

Linux ubuntu-david 2.6.15-28-386 #1 PREEMPT Thu Feb 1 15:51:56 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

And it came up with this message;

We're sorry. This version of the Windows Live OneCare safety scanner doesn't work with your Web browser or operating system.

You need Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 Server. You also need either Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or MSNŽ 9.0 or higher.


Emmm, no thanks.

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