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

04 Mar 2010   #31
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe instead of cutting off all internet access, it shunts you off to a "walled garden" area where you have limited access to content, nothing that you can infect, and access to tech support for removing the viruses.


The time when this would be most damaging would be at the beginning, when millions of computers are infected. If we were to flip the world today, and have all but a few computers virus free, I think we'd be singing a different tune. The reason we have strong opinions on this is because it's a strong subject that is a big problem. We want a safe internet, but are we willing to pay the price for it?


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04 Mar 2010   #32
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goldengoose View Post
That would leave about 3 computers on the internet. Hmmmmmm.......
and all running linux
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04 Mar 2010   #33
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Maybe instead of cutting off all internet access, it shunts you off to a "walled garden" area where you have limited access to content, nothing that you can infect, and access to tech support for removing the viruses.


The time when this would be most damaging would be at the beginning, when millions of computers are infected. If we were to flip the world today, and have all but a few computers virus free, I think we'd be singing a different tune. The reason we have strong opinions on this is because it's a strong subject that is a big problem. We want a safe internet, but are we willing to pay the price for it?
As I said earlier, wouldn't it be more prudent and easier to isolate the sites that distribute all the malware/spyware/viruses.
If the sites that distribute are shunted off to a "walled garden" area where they have limited/no access to content, then there will be nothing that they can infect.
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04 Mar 2010   #34
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft just managed to successfully shut down a bot net using the law. Maybe if the government legal system wasn't so overflowing, we could push through a mass of lawsuits that would shut down all the major nets.
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04 Mar 2010   #35
HJA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Microsoft just managed to successfully shut down a bot net using the law. Maybe if the government legal system wasn't so overflowing, we could push through a mass of lawsuits that would shut down all the major nets.
The problem is people will get malware or what ever even if you warn them. Send out 10,000 emails saying click here. You will get the nastiest PC virus known or win $10,000. How many do you think will open it.....I know a few that would.
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04 Mar 2010   #36
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Who owns the internet, Micro$oft? What about freedom of choice? We (guys that are using Windows OS), we'll need to install AV software that will phone home if finds something, and will lock our access to the net for greater good? What about online tech support? Or we will have access just to them...Or I will have to call them by phone from my country and spent like a lot of money for that call...prisoners in our homes... What is this, dictatorship?
Huh, yea, right...

I thought Google owned the internet.
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04 Mar 2010   #37
MiguelAngelXP

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

of course it's a very bad idea!!!!!! , is that MS executive stoned???
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04 Mar 2010   #38
Element

Win7 Ult 64
 
 

Punish the stupid internet user who doesn't know any better but pays a lot of people's salaries. From the computer company they bought the PC from, to the ISP, to the tech who fixes and cleans the machine.

OR

Punish the overseas writers of virus's with tougher international laws, tougher laws on the servers that push out these virus's?

Hmm I'd rather punish the party responsible for the infection rather than someone who's just dumb and got infected. Besides I have seen sites that push a virus and they don't even know it, through an ad. It's not always the site who is behind the virus push, it goes a lot deeper. Heck I remember when Personal Antivirus was RAMPANT taking thousands of peoples $49.95 to clean their machines, when they just infect themselves further and then distribute the virus themselves. Was it their fault for getting the virus, somewhat but not 100%, what was important was developing the proper scanning tools and software to remove it.

Bottom line, they are on crack if they think this will actually go through.
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04 Mar 2010   #39
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I find it eerie that on threads of this kind, that after the initial dust settles, that there always seems to be those who would contemplate any system based on any flavor of the nonsense proposed by MS. It is not reasonable to expect everyone to understand the situation sufficiently to ensure 100% elimination of viruses, trojans, etc. If it were that simple, why doesn't MS design an OS that eliminates the possibility of their existence in the first place? Or why doesn't Google detect sources of infection and eliminate those websites in their search returns?

This and their comment about raising an internet tax seems to me to be similar to the tactics used by politicians who "leak" or chooses some underling to make a public statement, to see how it flies. Personally, I do not want to see anything of this sort even get off the ground. MS has absolutely no interest in public welfare, they are simply posturing themselves in a position of greater power and influence than they now have. They already have greater power than they can handle as it is.
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04 Mar 2010   #40
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

i think ms need putting in a rubber room
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