This is great news: Now, virus/trojan authors can concentrate on circumventing the "official Microsoft product", which most users will blindly install as their only defense. In the past, viruses had to be more crafty and avoid detection by a host of possible AV products (who Microsoft no doubt intends to push out of the market).
Great news for the malware authors, I meant.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
That is also great news for the rest of us, though, since this probably means most malware will be susceptible to our more advanced protection!
Regardless, this is probably a good thing overall, provided MS gives it the support and resources it needs to work.
Hey at least Microsoft is doing something proactive. As more users switch to Macs so as not to have to deal with malware/spyware headaches, this was a long time coming.
Plus, many Malware users already put enormous efforts into circumventing other popular anti-virus programs such as McAfee and Symantec products. I don't think we'll see too much difference there.
Though ESET is still king in anti-virus tech. :)
I think I will stick with what I have for anti spyware and anti virus. Microsoft is not known for spyware or virus protection.
I like that they're taking a proactive approach to the problem. Time will tell if it's a viable solution or not. I'll use it along side my usual protections,...since I'm a great believer in free anti virus and spy-ware protection. It's free, so I'll try it out without relaxing my use of what I know to already work. If it doesn't get along with my existing programs I'll remove it.
Oh, and is that a Macbook that they're using in the photo above?
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
Ive been using MSE and I think it's pretty nice. Very lightweight and the GUI beats a lot of the other guys.
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