should'nt Microsoft have got it right in the first

  Confab 15:07 06 Jan 2005

click here


  mattyc_92 15:13 06 Jan 2005

Yes, you would think that a large comany like Micorosoft would make sure that it stays at the top by making sure their products are more secure than anyother company around wouldn't you!!!

  Colinp 16:34 06 Jan 2005

well i have just downloaded it and it seems to have found a few nasties that have slipped past spybot, adaware etc

  VoG II 17:16 06 Jan 2005

Currently scanning with AntiSpyware - a couple of things found so far.

Did anybody find the Microsoft Anti-virus, or is that not released yet?

I don't think that Microsoft can be blamed for viruses and spyware can they, Confab?

  Stuartli 17:34 06 Jan 2005

Easy to be wise after the event.

However, if writers of such malicious invasion of systems put their obvious talents to better use they could find themselves considerably better off financially...:-)

  Dorsai 17:43 06 Jan 2005

If Msoft were any good at anti-malware, why are their products so susceptible to it in the first place?

Personally, given the speed with which malware writers seem able to exploit security loopholes in Msoft products, i would not touch a Msoft anti malware tool with someone else's barge-pole, let alone my own.

  VoG II 17:46 06 Jan 2005

Yes BUT it is Giant AntiSpyware with a Microsoft label.

  GaT7 17:55 06 Jan 2005

Well Confab, it would be fairer to say something against their problematic OSes (even though the majority of us use them)! Viruses & other scum aren't quite of their making - not directly at least.

"However, if writers of such malicious invasion......considerably better off financially" - sadly : ( it's an evil world we live in, Stuartli, more evil than resourceful - in this respect anyway. G

  Djohn 17:56 06 Jan 2005

Do you mean this one VoG? click here Link provided courtesy of expertec at winforum.

  Totally-braindead 18:17 06 Jan 2005

Downloaded it and it found one that adaware and spybot missed.

  Confab 18:17 06 Jan 2005

I suppose the point that I'm trying to make is that initially this app is free but Microsoft are looking to charge for it in the future.

Well shouldn't Microsoft feel obliged to produce an O/S that's as secure as it can be? Not full of holes/exploits that they will then charge us to fix.

Just my point of view.

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