Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 14:38 UTC, submitted by mikemuch
Windows "Way back in November 2006, when Windows Vista went from beta to RTM, Microsoft's Jim Allchin suggested that users might not need an antivirus program, thanks to the new OS's stronger security features. While the statement was subsequently clarified until it lost all its meaning, the question remains: Do Vista users really need an antivirus program running in the background at all times?"
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RE[2]: Nice article
by marafaka on Tue 17th Jul 2007 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice article"
marafaka
Member since:
2006-01-03

How do you get along treating people like that? They did not buy their machines to run some woodo shiite but to fulfill a specific need. Do you think it's allright if salami crawls out of your fridge at night and eats your money just because you didn't buy and read the required 7 books about having a salami?

Every story has two sides and moronic developers / industry is the other site of this one.

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RE[3]: Nice article
by _mikk on Wed 18th Jul 2007 12:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
_mikk Member since:
2005-10-19

I agree, and "computer is no toaster, so if you want a toaster, buy yourself a toaster" is the other side of the equation.

Now, users should be educated, computers are not appliances, even though majority are trying to treat them as such.

I a todays world, this leads to DDoS attacks (or should I say "attack of the clones") and other nasty things.

So, relying solely on users for security is unfeasible today, as people continue to click "or download me and I will infect you" e-mail links, click on "OK" in UAC (it's very annoying, UAC that is) and do the rest of their day-to-day activities.

So, Firewall, antivirus, spam scanners, are all a must in a Windows world (some are a must everywhere)

Oh well...

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