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[4]: XP not excrement just yet
by mappy on Sun 19th Dec 2010 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: XP not excrement just yet"
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That might be because starting with XP the default is to reboot instead of showing blue screen

7 also restarts immediately after a bluescreen by default.

(here: 7/64 ult)

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Neolander Member since:

Just out of curiosity, how did you manage to BSOD Windows 7 ? I run it regularily for a bit more than 6 months now, and though DWM/Aero is an awfully buggy piece of sh*t, I never managed to crash the rest.

Edited 2010-12-19 07:32 UTC

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mappy Member since:

Just out of curiosity, how did you manage to BSOD Windows 7 ?

Same way as any operating system - memory corruption in kernel space - either by failing hardware, overheating, or installing drivers that arn't reeeeally compatible.

The days of bsoding through opening a malicious jpeg are over (arguably) but there are still lots of very common non-userspace ways to get a bsod. My last desktop would bsod whenever i accidentally bumped it - turns out i was missing a few standoffs when i assembled it and it was shorting the motherboard to the case ;)

I had a bsod on my first week of vista trying to install an unsigned driver that wasn't as compatible as i thought it was.

EDIT: You can of course see whether or not it restarts by default after a bsod by investigating the setting (Win+Pause > Advanced System Settings > Startup and Recovery > System Failure).

Edited 2010-12-19 08:16 UTC

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