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Windows 7: Microsoft wants to put infected PCs in rubber room.

03 Mar 2010   #11
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My college ISP does this. If the college detects that someone on your network (say my roommate) has a virus on his computer, it will shut down all internet access to your dorm room till you can prove to them that you don't have one. :P

It sucks, but hey, it prevents viruses from spreading around campus. The annoying part is when it's on a weekend, and they're not there till Monday...


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03 Mar 2010   #12
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

The guy from MS that came up with this idea needs to be put in a rubber room.
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03 Mar 2010   #13
Staple Head

Windows 7
 
 

now i can see maybe having security software makers incorporating a feature in their antivirus / spyware / trojan / rootkit / firewall programs that detect which isp you have and inform them if you are infected. then have the ips give you x amount of chances to clean your system or face being disconnected from the net until you prove you have.
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03 Mar 2010   #14
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
now i can see maybe having security software makers incorporating a feature in their antivirus / spyware / trojan / rootkit / firewall programs that detect which isp you have and inform them if you are infected. then have the ips give you x amount of chances to clean your system or face being disconnected from the net until you prove you have.
Wasn't you just complaining about companies spying on you from another thread...and now you want people to be monitored and reported to ISPs???
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03 Mar 2010   #15
Staple Head

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
now i can see maybe having security software makers incorporating a feature in their antivirus / spyware / trojan / rootkit / firewall programs that detect which isp you have and inform them if you are infected. then have the ips give you x amount of chances to clean your system or face being disconnected from the net until you prove you have.
Wasn't you just complaining about companies spying on you from another thread...and now you want people to be monitored and reported to ISPs???
there is a huge difference and you know it. it is one thing for microsoft to control all of your software and pry into files that do not concern them. it is another to write the security software so it tells someone that you are infected. the isp would not be searching your system, nor making changes to it, nor would the security software be sending the isp any other info. they would simply being informed that you might be putting other users at risk.
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03 Mar 2010   #16
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
now i can see maybe having security software makers incorporating a feature in their antivirus / spyware / trojan / rootkit / firewall programs that detect which isp you have and inform them if you are infected. then have the ips give you x amount of chances to clean your system or face being disconnected from the net until you prove you have.
Wasn't you just complaining about companies spying on you from another thread...and now you want people to be monitored and reported to ISPs???
there is a huge difference and you know it. it is one thing for microsoft to control all of your software and pry into files that do not concern them. it is another to write the security software so it tells someone that you are infected. the isp would not be searching your system, nor making changes to it, nor would the security software be sending the isp any other info. they would simply being informed that you might be putting other users at risk.
The ISP's would NEVER do this.

1. To much hassle.
2. Possibility of 'false positives'.
3. Can't bill people who you disconnect.
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03 Mar 2010   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Staple Head View Post
now i can see maybe having security software makers incorporating a feature in their antivirus / spyware / trojan / rootkit / firewall programs that detect which isp you have and inform them if you are infected. then have the ips give you x amount of chances to clean your system or face being disconnected from the net until you prove you have.
Wasn't you just complaining about companies spying on you from another thread...and now you want people to be monitored and reported to ISPs???
there is a huge difference and you know it. it is one thing for microsoft to control all of your software and pry into files that do not concern them. it is another to write the security software so it tell someone that you are infected. the isp would not be searching your system, nor making changes to it, nor would the security software be sending the isp any other info. they would simply being informed that you might be putting other users at risk.
Doesn't matter how you want to season it...still spying

The anti-virus makers would have to inject some type of spying agent on your machine to monitor for virus activities...they would report if anything is found. Think about what would happen if a...false positive was found or if they decided to take in more data about your activities...

Its spying...there is no denying it
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03 Mar 2010   #18
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

this is going to set a very bad pressident(sp?) if this comes to pass. just another way you are controlled and monitered
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03 Mar 2010   #19
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

lets face it... its not going to happen, broadband is now seen almost as a human right like food and water in the developed world, i cant see this happening can you?
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03 Mar 2010   #20
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just one question.

Can my rubber room be padded?
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