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Windows 7: Microsoft won’t turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs


31 Oct 2013   #1

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Microsoft won’t turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs

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Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that the company will not turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs, contrary to what executives said earlier in the week.

Holly Stewart, the senior program manager from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, misspoke, according to representatives, when she said that Microsoft would turn on Windows Defender if a user’s anti-malware subscription lapsed.

“During an interview when discussing the results of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Microsoft misspoke in response to a question, which resulted in an inaccuracy in the resulting article,” a Microsoft representative said in a statement Wednesday.
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05 Nov 2013   #2

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I can't say I'm surprised. I want to, but with the way this company has been doing for the better part of 2013, I can't say it.
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07 Nov 2013   #3

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...But why should they?

It isn't as though Microsoft is really an AV/AM company, and traditionally, even less of one. They don't exactly turn on MSE either.

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Maybe there should be an "internet government" that provides and mandates the use of free security for all, and maybe a "use at your own risk" disclaimer/waver you have to agree to whenever you turn on your computer too.

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Microsoft at least now provides basic, up to date, and ongoing free security solutions for the users of their supported OSs. You can't really ask for nor should you expect more than that, at least in my opinion.

And lets face it, most malware "infections" come from the ignorance and/or incompetents of the people using computers. So now it's Microsoft's responsibility to take care of them if they can't be bothered to keep their third party AV/AM software running and up to date?
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17 Nov 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wrend View Post

Microsoft at least now provides basic, up to date, and ongoing free security solutions for the users of their supported OSs. You can't really ask for nor should you expect more than that, at least in my opinion.

And lets face it, most malware "infections" come from the ignorance and/or incompetents of the people using computers. So now it's Microsoft's responsibility to take care of them if they can't be bothered to keep their third party AV/AM software running and up to date?
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