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Windows 7: Which is Overall more Secure ? Vista or Win 7 ?

06 Jan 2010   #11
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I dont understand,
Out of the box 7 has a dual directional fire wall, Vista has a one way
7 has a strong passive UAC, Vista and a strong aggressive UCA(Which cause's people to turn it off.)

Yes 7 has a day one(known) security flaw, Vista had many.

Vista has been out for two years, which means patches, seven has been out not even two months. Guess what, it has patches too .

As Jimbo said. It is as secure as the user allows it to be

Btw trend micro went to crap after there 2007 software.


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06 Jan 2010   #12
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanBounca View Post
...and yet in that article he claims (article poster) that 7 doesn't tell you you need anti-virus out of the box...

Check the action center...it will let you know
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07 Jan 2010   #13
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UrbanBounca View Post
exactly the same as I said.

technically vista is more secure, but then the author of the document pointed out what I said here in that if you have excessive prompts you tend to stop taking notice and just say yes out of habit or even worse disable uac altogether.
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07 Jan 2010   #14
brady

 

That article is a sales pitch... Both load directly to an Administrator account. Both load without antivirus Both will load with networking enabled and configured (in most cases) Both load to msn Both load to default "user/computer local policy" out of the box, neither are secure OR protected.
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08 Jan 2010   #15
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
That article is a sales pitch... Both load directly to an Administrator account. Both load without antivirus Both will load with networking enabled and configured (in most cases) Both load to msn Both load to default "user/computer local policy" out of the box, neither are secure OR protected.
From what you've stated, it would seem that you're a mac fanboi !
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08 Jan 2010   #16
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
That article is a sales pitch... Both load directly to an Administrator account. Both load without antivirus Both will load with networking enabled and configured (in most cases) Both load to msn Both load to default "user/computer local policy" out of the box, neither are secure OR protected.
From what you've stated, it would seem that you're a mac fanboi !
He actually has a very good point...Windows as it stands is out of the box unsecure (for the most part)

UAC is definitely no anti-virus and only goes so far for protection with IE 8 (protected mode on as well)

Even with MSE making strides...Windows will never be bundled with Anti-Virus: MSE will one day be a Windows Optional Update (if that). If they bundled it-it will be EU 2.0
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08 Jan 2010   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Win 7 is more secure. The permissions and ownership with the new file system makes it more secure no doubt. It also makes it harder to work with files so it's a trade off.
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08 Jan 2010   #18
brady

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JordanJP View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
That article is a sales pitch... Both load directly to an Administrator account. Both load without antivirus Both will load with networking enabled and configured (in most cases) Both load to msn Both load to default "user/computer local policy" out of the box, neither are secure OR protected.
From what you've stated, it would seem that you're a mac fanboi !
definitely not a mac fan of any sorts
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