Home > Privacy, Security > Microsoft Enterprise Anti-Spyware Plans Take Shape Microsoft Enterprise Anti-Spyware Plans Take Shape Thom Holwerda 2005-10-06 Privacy, Security 5 Comments Microsoft moved a step closer to becoming a key player in the Internet security business with the announcement Thursday of a new enterprise-class anti-spyware product featuring technology to thwart viruses, worms and kernel rootkits. About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 5 Comments 2005-10-06 11:13 pm “key player in the Internet security business” go read the following link to find out what real security is about. http://www.openbsd.org/security.html Microsoft has little if nothing to do with secure code. It’s all hype and marketing. 2005-10-07 1:46 am Whilst this is nice, this being Microsoft means that it’s going to be targetted directly more than any other AV. (How long was it before someone wrote a virus to disable MS anti-spyware…?) If it was not bad enough with Norton not being able to protect a machine, let alone survive targetted attacks to disable it – MSAV is going to be ten times worse. AVG for the win. 2005-10-07 9:30 am We could always just leave what is internet today to its doom and go for a new network protocol, one who don’t threaten privacy and is more secure from the ground up. And most of all one that don’t have anything to do with any of the big companies, no more shit with flash and stuff like that just plain open code that is supported by all browsers and a standard that has to be followed other wise that browser who don’t will be banned. No spam, no plugins, no flash etc. 2005-10-07 1:56 pm I just simply install only open source software. That is software written in full public view by a collaboration of programmers. These same programmers then actually use the resultant software themselves. It is similar in some ways to the old practice of kings to have food “tasters” to confirm that their food was not poisoned. Anyway – by the same logic – open source software has no spyware (or any sort of malware) in it. Therefore – I just use open source, and only that. 2005-10-07 1:59 pm Further to the concept of “food tasters” – the idea of Microsoft anti-spyware or “Microsoft Client Protection” is a little bit like a politician setting politicians wages – or a judge judging himself. Never going to work.