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Offline polonus

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Hi malware fighters,

MS announced to make it's security solution free: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/nov08/11-18NoCostSecurityPR.mspx
Will this mean the average user will choose Morro over paid solutions like Symantec's and McAfee's, the two main players to-day?
Microsoft is a gigantic platform, and new and average users might be tempted to choose this solution, on the other hand a better solution than a very large number of unprotected computers that can be made part of a botnet and malware ridden will threat other users. What is your reaction to this news?

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« Last Edit: November 19, 2008, 02:27:02 PM by polonus »
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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 02:30:13 PM »
 :D maybe pirated copy of windows will not be permitted to download this free version of microsoft like in windows defender ::)

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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 02:42:46 PM »
Morro must be better than Windows Defender,hahaha.

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 02:54:07 PM »
yes but morro will be the morrons of free AV program ;D

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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 04:50:28 PM »
To_Morro_w never comes, well it certainly wont come to my systems.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 09:28:35 PM »
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Well, at least the 100,000+ new computer users daily will have some kind of protection instead of none at all when they naively go on the internet.


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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 09:44:40 PM »
Hi CharleyO,

FakeSecSen has been added to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) since November last, and since that moment has been removed from nearly one million systems. The Netherlands hold second place in the ranking with a total of 28.724 systems. In the United States we find most victims, a number of well over half a million infected systems detected, so there is an enormous demand for the workings of morro, sad but true nonetheless,

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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 07:38:25 AM »
Sounds interesting, Will have to wait and see.
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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008, 12:11:07 PM »
My friend has installed Windows OneCare Safety scanner because she is a PC novice and seems to like it.

Windows Defender is a good second line of defense along with WinPatrol as they detect modifications to the HOSTS file that could be modified by malware.

I don't like the fact that Windows Defender must be set up to insure that it updates its definitions before a daily scan. 
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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008, 12:30:08 PM »
yes but morro will be the morrons of free AV program ;D
You've meant morons ;D

Windows Defender is a good second line of defense along with WinPatrol as they detect modifications to the HOSTS file that could be modified by malware.
Does it detect the modifications done by SpyBot immunization as being clean, all the time, not a false positive? ???
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2008, 12:35:41 PM »
Windows Defender is a good second line of defense along with WinPatrol as they detect modifications to the HOSTS file that could be modified by malware.
Does it detect the modifications done by SpyBot immunization as being clean, all the time, not a false positive? ???

She does not use Spybot S&D

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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2008, 12:54:24 PM »
She does not use Spybot S&D
But other users do... do you know anything about it?
I did not know that WD was scanning the HOSTS file...
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Re: Will MS start a new av-war through offering their free security solution?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2008, 08:24:45 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Did you all know that morro will function as a honeynet for MS, so they can localize infections earlier?

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2008, 08:43:38 PM »
I didn't know but I don't doubt it for a moment, I would be surprised if their previous tools such as windows defender, live one care, etc. didn't do the same.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2008, 11:20:50 PM »
She does not use Spybot S&D
But other users do... do you know anything about it?
I did not know that WD was scanning the HOSTS file...

I find that the Spybot S&D HOSTS file has many outdated entries and is not checked for currency like hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files.

WD scans the HOSTS file in real time



By the way, hpHost is doing such a good job that the forum was hacked and had to be taken off line.