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

12 Mar 2010   #41
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiguelAngelXP View Post
of course it's a very bad idea!!!!!! , is that MS executive stoned???
I don't know; but he should be - in the biblical definition of stoned.


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13 Mar 2010   #42
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

This guy has been thinking to much outside the box. Time to put him back in. Fabe
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22 Mar 2010   #43
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MiguelAngelXP View Post
of course it's a very bad idea!!!!!! , is that MS executive stoned???
Who knows?

Maybe we should send the MS security team to Burning Man for a week for some more fresh ideas.
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22 Mar 2010   #44
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Many here have balked at this unique approach, many have claimed this is an attempt by MS to police the computing world, many say AV suites should be improved...

I disagree with all of you! MS isnt the problem, the OS isnt the problem, AV suites are not the problem.

The problem is LOOSE NUTS BEHIND THE KEYBOARD!

I have been building and fixing PCs for 15+ years and I can say that from my personal experience there are many many "dumb" users out there... who 3 years after buying a new PC think they are still protected by their manufacturer supplied AV suite. Many are totally surprised when I show them that AV was a 60 day trial! Security is an afterthought with most home users... unless they have had to pay a Geek Squad Moron $50+ per hour to "remove" an infection. Some people learn from their mistakes, some dont.

Furthermore, many household PCs are controlled by the teenagers in that household... many times mom & dad have no idea that junoir has removed or disabled AV to get faster performance in a game. Many teens also dont read/understand error messages and just click continue. Not to mention BearShare, Limewire, Bittorrents, etc. I think education of users is a key component here!

Since MS OSes account for some 80+% of the worlds computing OSes, I applaud MS for taking such a stand. Now with that said, I am also very leary of how they plan to implement this... It's only an idea at this stage.

We use their OS so we should sit back, relax, and wait to see what happens on this front.
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22 Mar 2010   #45
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Very well stated. You hit the nail right on the head.
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22 Mar 2010   #46
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Many here have balked at this unique approach, many have claimed this is an attempt by MS to police the computing world, many say AV suites should be improved...

I disagree with all of you! MS isnt the problem, the OS isnt the problem, AV suites are not the problem.

The problem is LOOSE NUTS BEHIND THE KEYBOARD!

I have been building and fixing PCs for 15+ years and I can say that from my personal experience there are many many "dumb" users out there... who 3 years after buying a new PC think they are still protected by their manufacturer supplied AV suite. Many are totally surprised when I show them that AV was a 60 day trial! Security is an afterthought with most home users... unless they have had to pay a Geek Squad Moron $50+ per hour to "remove" an infection. Some people learn from their mistakes, some dont.

Furthermore, many household PCs are controlled by the teenagers in that household... many times mom & dad have no idea that junoir has removed or disabled AV to get faster performance in a game. Many teens also dont read/understand error messages and just click continue. Not to mention BearShare, Limewire, Bittorrents, etc. I think education of users is a key component here!

Since MS OSes account for some 80+% of the worlds computing OSes, I applaud MS for taking such a stand. Now with that said, I am also very leary of how they plan to implement this... It's only an idea at this stage.

We use their OS so we should sit back, relax, and wait to see what happens on this front.
You read my mind. I would rep you right now if I could.
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22 Mar 2010   #47
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

This is one of the stupidest ideas I've heard in a long time. It's just plain wrong on so many levels, I don't even know where to begin.
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22 Mar 2010   #48
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

A minimum of 50% of spyware could be avoided if ISP's implemented serverside antivirus solutions...
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22 Mar 2010   #49
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
A minimum of 50% of spyware could be avoided if ISP's implemented serverside antivirus solutions...
Yep, that's a good start. If Microsoft was really concerned about viral infection they would have come up with an anti-virus solution to their OS years & years ago. As usual, they have alterior motives. Common sense should tell us that.
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22 Mar 2010   #50
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
A minimum of 50% of spyware could be avoided if ISP's implemented serverside antivirus solutions...
...and end users used due diligence in using theirs (if they even have one installed )

How many of us know people who don't even know their anti-virus program has expired, or their virus definitions arenít even up to date

Let's not forget, we geeks here are but a small minority of the mass computer users in general.

One other thing - When I was in the military we were given free copies of anti-virus programs to help insure we didn't bring in or spread viruses from home systems.

Not a bad idea.
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