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Windows 7: Please don't ask users to run 'Security' Apps!


03 Jul 2014   #1
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 
Please don't ask users to run 'Security' Apps!

If you don't know how our certain security applications render their findings, then please don't ask for them!!


Those of us who know the Developer's and what to look for, work on many other forums. It just takes time away from us to go through more than "WE" asked for. It's okay to ask and have a look at the Topic, tho'!


Thanks for understanding this issue


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04 Jul 2014   #2
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

So basically, only let people with fancy mvp badges etc help out with security problems? Sorry, but i don't have any of these fancy things, i don't work on other forums, i've never helped on another forum like this yet i've helped solve MANY security issues.
Thank you for understanding my issue
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04 Jul 2014   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
So basically, only let people with fancy mvp badges etc help out with security problems? Sorry, but i don't have any of these fancy things, i don't work on other forums, i've never helped on another forum like this yet i've helped solve MANY security issues.
Thank you for understanding my issue
It has nothing to do with fancy MVP badges!

What she is asking is not to have users run security apps if you don't know what to do with the results of those apps.
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04 Jul 2014   #4
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Well that's plain common sense...don't drive the car if you don't know how, don't recommend program's that you don't know how to use/read
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04 Jul 2014   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Obviously not common sense or there wouldn't have been a need to point it out.
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04 Jul 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Thanks for the heads up,
I rarely ever post in the security section,
But browsers and infections go hand in hand and there for security scanners are also in the norm for me post,
Usually to one of Jacee's... prior posts to read the directions on how to run it and post the attachments,

I look at it more as a fact finding mission to help the security professionals,
Once a boat load of wild listing are found I'll ask for the question to be moved,

MBAM and SAS scanners are pretty basic stuff and should not harm anything to remove the item/ s imho,

If your wish is for me... to stop doing this ?
Then security experts get busy and don't just hang in the security section is all I can say,
I'll always step aside once an expect arrives or a discovery has been made obvious and is moved to the security section
Cheers.
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04 Jul 2014   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo;2820146[QUOTE

It has nothing to do with fancy MVP badges!

What she is asking is not to have users run security apps if you don't know what to do with the results of those apps.
Thank you Derek, that's exactly what I meant.
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06 Jul 2014   #8
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

I think examples would be well received. Combofix and advanced tools yes. I can see that.
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