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 tspears on Wed 18th Jul 2007 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice article"
tspears
Member since:
2006-05-22

Users actually paying attention...
I mean it sounds like a great idea to me, or more like utopia


I see it as job security more than a burden ;-)

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RE[3]: Nice article
by hollovoid on Wed 18th Jul 2007 13:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
hollovoid Member since:
2005-09-21

True.

I admit, it is frustrating that the same people go to the same online poker/porn/download site and get the same junk like they dont remember what happened the last 8 times they did, but I sure do like the money, so go naive! Whats a little harder to explain is when they notice most of the lag in thier system comes from the software that they spent 90 dollars on that promised to free them of this worry *cough* NAV *cough*.

its amazing how fast a computer runs when you know enough about what your doing to finally rid yourself of resident scanners. Best bet is to disable the resident and just run the on access once or twice a week, or use the built in scheduler to make it happen when you know you wont be around. OR use linux and relax. but to be honest ive yet to see a virus on my windows machine in many many years, common sense and an interest in knowing what your system is up to goes a VERY long way.

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