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Microsoft to offer free Security software
« on: November 20, 2008, 12:41:18 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7737520.stm

This sounds like trouble. Im all in favor of free security products, it gives people  no excuse not to have up-to-date protection. However, I fear the effect this will have on the security Software market, especially if its bundled with the OS like Defender
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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 12:45:47 PM »
 ;D is this morro the moron antivirus program by ms! :D :D :D

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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 12:53:59 PM »
Why ppl complain so much about integrated software. If it can be disabled like WIndows Defender i'm all with it. Ppl cfomplain that WIndows is not secure enough but then again they don't allow Microsoft to offer integrated solutions to make OS more secure. Is anyone else feeling the irony?
So what if MS antivirus is integrated. Those who prefer something else will also use something else.
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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 12:57:10 PM »
Hi all...

I'd be happy to take a look at it once it's released. :)

Best Regards...

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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 01:59:51 PM »
;D is this morro the moron antivirus program by ms! :D :D :D
Sounds like another Anti-MS fans reply to me.... :o
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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 02:04:22 PM »
;D is this morro the moron antivirus program by ms! :D :D :D
Sounds like another Anti-MS fans reply to me.... :o
Or one of those Neck Beard types ;D

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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 06:01:28 PM »
Why ppl complain so much about integrated software. If it can be disabled like WIndows Defender i'm all with it. Ppl cfomplain that WIndows is not secure enough but then again they don't allow Microsoft to offer integrated solutions to make OS more secure. Is anyone else feeling the irony?
So what if MS antivirus is integrated. Those who prefer something else will also use something else.
THose that prefer something will get something else. but Lots of people who dont care and just want their computer to work wont bother changing it.
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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 06:29:08 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7737520.stm

This sounds like trouble. Im all in favor of free security products, it gives people  no excuse not to have up-to-date protection. However, I fear the effect this will have on the security Software market, especially if its bundled with the OS like Defender

The problem is that applications MS don't make money from seem to take the slow train to Sucksville, just like Defender. How many times have you seen Defender sitting on a badly infected computer doing bugger all?
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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 06:45:16 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7737520.stm

This sounds like trouble. Im all in favor of free security products, it gives people  no excuse not to have up-to-date protection. However, I fear the effect this will have on the security Software market, especially if its bundled with the OS like Defender

The problem is that applications MS don't make money from seem to take the slow train to Sucksville, just like Defender. How many times have you seen Defender sitting on a badly infected computer doing bugger all?

I know its not very good, but i've seen many people's machines infected with spyware and when I tell them they are like "How is it infected, I have Defender installed?"

People rely on MS junk software and dont seek out good software like avast and MBAM. Thats why I would rather not see them have  their own pre-installed AV solution.
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Re: Microsoft to offer free Security software
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 09:20:23 PM »
Why ppl complain so much about integrated software. If it can be disabled like WIndows Defender i'm all with it. Ppl cfomplain that WIndows is not secure enough but then again they don't allow Microsoft to offer integrated solutions to make OS more secure. Is anyone else feeling the irony?
So what if MS antivirus is integrated. Those who prefer something else will also use something else.
THose that prefer something will get something else. but Lots of people who dont care and just want their computer to work wont bother changing it.

Well there you have the problem. If system already has something isntalled it'll work. But if it's not, then it'll be completely unprotected.
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