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Re: Naked Win 7 still vulnerable to most viruses

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____/ Justin on Thursday 05 Nov 2009 06:55 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ nessuno on Wednesday 04 Nov 2009 20:40 : \____
>>> <Quote>
>>> User Account Control easily bypassed
>>> Out-of-the-box Windows 7 machines are still vulnerable to eight out of
>>> ten viruses, according to a test by security firm Sophos.
>>> The experiment proves that the improved User Account Control (UAC)
>>> features built into Windows 7 are not enough and that additional anti-
>>> virus protection is still required. In fairness to Redmond, Microsoft
>>> crystal clear that anti-virus remains a necessary add-on to Windows
>>> PCs.
>>> In the Sophos experiment, Windows 7 with User Account Control in
>>> default configuration and no-anti-malware installed was tested against
>>> ten malware samples that arrived in Sophos's labs on 22 October. Seven
>>> of these badware packages ran while two failed to work on Win 7
>>> machines irrespective of whether UAC protection was in place or
>>> not....
>>> </Quote>
>>> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/04/naked_win7_security/
>> So basically, Microsoft has almost formally given up on saving the world
>> from its botnets. It has already ruined E-mail.
> Would you expect anything less?
> they tried to ruin the world of digital music but luckily they failed.

MSN Music may be dead, but they still have the DRM monster in Vista and Vista7.

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