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Windows 7: Antivirus makers applaud, mock MSE

30 Sep 2009   #11
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post

... It's hard to argue the immorality of "anti-competitive practices" (of the free MSE) when the they (the commercial av companies) are making a mint off the backs of such evil in the first place. An Evil which MS itself should be (and is) doing everything it can from it's end to stop.

There is no moral claim that could be made with a straight face that MS should NOT prevent the infection of it's own OS or that they should charge their customers one penny extra for the priviledge!
Good point, but logic and law are rarely congruent.


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30 Sep 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The comments I am pleased, but not surprised, to see are those from avast.

I can remember when they came into the AV market and their stated reason for providing home users with free protection.

They stated that in order to provide better service to their commercial customers it was necessary to protect home machines from infection and thus the potential for "sneaker net" transfer into business machines.

It is pleasing to see that the company is still holding the moral high ground in this matter
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30 Sep 2009   #13
Antman

 

Norton and McAfee are, in my opinion, partly reponsible for the spread of viruses and other malware. Bundled packages that are out of date or never activated, expired subscriptions.

Just an opinion - they are cancerware.
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30 Sep 2009   #14
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Norton and McAfee are, in my opinion, partly reponsible for the spread of viruses and other malware. Bundled packages that are out of date or never activated, expired subscriptions.

Just an opinion - they are cancerware.
You should put McAfee first and Norton second.
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30 Sep 2009   #15
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masterB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Norton and McAfee are, in my opinion, partly reponsible for the spread of viruses and other malware. Bundled packages that are out of date or never activated, expired subscriptions.

Just an opinion - they are cancerware.
You should put McAfee first and Norton second.
Point taken. MasterB is correct.
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30 Sep 2009   #16
SomewhatStock

Windows 7 Professional, Vista Ultimate, Xp Professional
 
 

Its clear that someone at both Symantec and ESET did a SWOT analysis and realize that MSE is a clear and present THREAT to their sales.
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