Poor Vista- not off to a good start? 11 replies

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Akula971

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#1 11 years ago

From the register:- Virus Bulletin, the independent security certification body, has revealed that Microsoft's own anti-virus product, Live OneCare, is among four anti-virus testing products that failed to reach the standard required for approval. McAfee's VirusScan anti-virus software also failed the tough VB100 certification process. Eleven of the 15 products submitted passed the tests. Virus Bulletin's VB100 tests pit each anti-virus package against a test-set from the WildList database of viruses that are known to be circulating on computers around the world. To earn VB100 certification, products must be able to detect all of these viruses without generating any false alarms when scanning a set of clean files. Security vendors have had plenty of time to develop Vista products, so there's little excuse for the failure rates unearthed by the test, Virus Bulletin argues. "With the number of delays that we've seen in Vista's release, there's no excuse for security vendors not to have got their products right by now," said John Hawes, technical consultant at Virus Bulletin. "Security companies voluntarily send in their products for testing and certifying, and I had my head in hands when I saw how poorly tailored some of the products were". While Vista contains a number of security improvements, notably better anti-spyware defences, additional protection is required. "Although many improvements have been made, Vista cannot fend off today's malware without help from security products," Hawes added. Unlike other certification schemes, Virus Bulletin tests all products free of charge and does not permit re-testing. Vendors have to get it right first time. The results of the VB100 certification of anti-virus products for Vista can be seen here (free registration required).




Mastershroom VIP Member

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#2 11 years ago

Ugh. My uncle has a free Vista Home Premium upgrade, and he's not even sure if he wants to use it. Can't say I blame him, either.

Avast! FTW, while I'm at it.




*The.Doctor

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#3 11 years ago

Personally, I would not trust a anti-virus software made by M$ anyways. I think its sad that they need to make a anti-virus program for there own OS. Avast is the best one i've used so far, AVG is good also.




NeverEndingBattle

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#4 11 years ago

I recently scanned with Windows Defender and it came up with nothing. Mcaffee found 32 problems. Thank you microsoft.




aaj111

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#5 11 years ago

32 problems in a week. lol... I find this very funny.




C38368

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#6 11 years ago

Vista had problems when a virus was written for it in 2005. Nothing shocking here, but wonderful effort put into the post...




Homer Gonerson

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#7 11 years ago

Vista still has bugs that Microsoft said were removed from their OS when they claimed they did a complete system re-write from 2000 to XP.




marvinmatthew

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#8 11 years ago

Yes, a link to the orginal text, as well as some comentary from the thread-creator would be a plus.




Akula971

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#9 11 years ago

I never realised your lives where that busy, that you can't afford to read 4 paragraphs. Wow at least I thought you all had at least a 3minute attention span? BTW there is a link where it says it is "here" The results of the VB100 certification of anti-virus products for Vista can be seen here (free registration required).

Yes a wonderful effort put into the post, all it requires is a little effort to read it.




C38368

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#10 11 years ago

There is an expectation in this forum that threads about articles have thought put into them. If you don't like it, then you're free to not post. Copying text from someone else's page doesn't cut it, and if you're going to create an entire topic on something like that, then you will add content of your own, or it will be removed.

You also linked https://www.virusbtn.com/login; the article is found at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/05/vista_security_criticisms/.




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