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Microsoft unveils PC security service

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Telstar, May 13, 2005.

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  1. Telstar

    Telstar Thread Starter

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    Ok look, here's my question:
    When is enough enough?
    Is this MS product overkill?

    Do we really need to "pay" for additional security from M$?
    What with our already installed Firewalls, Spybots, Ad-Aware's, Spyware Guard/Blasters, etc. etc.
    Plus, will this make Windows Update ineffective or obsolete?

    Telstar :confused:
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    Overkill..YES..have they not got enough of the market..?
    They do not understand the concept of free, it must grieve them, that all those free downloads are readily available to the masses...they want some of the action..
    Go away I say..go away..
     
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    It's guaranteed not to work with the older OS's so, as far as I'm concerned, it's a non-event.

    Having said that, I have to agree with the sentiments expressed by the contributors to the ZD Net article.
     
  5. khazars

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    this was posted by Turkbear at the Tek-tips site lol

    Hi,
    Or, given MS's rep,

    "Help, OneCare Live deleted my FireFox and reset IE as the Default browser"
     
  6. Telstar

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    Good one!...that ZDNet link concisely illustrates all the frustration we should feel upon this announcement by MS.
    My original point was this...I haven't had a virus attack in over a year (Norton, a-squared, Panda, House Call, etc protects me)....plus a little common sense telling me which email/attachments to open or not.

    No malware, adware, spyware, trojans, etc thanks to Spybot, Ad-Aware, SpywareGuard/Blaster, HJT, etc...
    and these are all FREEWARE!...
    free...no charge...complementary...costless...gratis.

    So, who needs to pay MS for virus and spyware protection?
    Just what is it that would justify the yearly subscription charge?

    Ok, that's my rant of the day. :mad:

    It'll be interesting, as we get closer to it's release, to see just how much
    support OneCare gets amongst Windows users.

    Telstar :)
     
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    What makes me mad is that people like my parents will be paying the subscription b/c M$ said it was absolutly necessary to buy it, and they dont know any better. All they know is that bad stuff gets on the computer and you have to pay someone to get it off.
     
  8. khazars

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    Microsoft wants to become the new Rockefellers of the C21st, where they the Rockefellers ended up controlling the petro-chemical industry although the US govt launched an anti-trust action and broke up Standard Oil in the early 1900s. However, the companies which emerged out of Standard Oil were all controlled or owned outright by the Rockefellers, such as Exxon, Texaco, Mobil and Chevron.

    Microsoft, has been acquiring technology, either by taking over Giant, or by surreptitiously ripping off others such as Real Player, Windows Media player, Apple, whose ideas were used in W2k and Microsoft office Word and Excel which are rip offs of early word formats like winword and lotus' 123, now known as Excel.

    And of course Sun's legal action over Java. Microsoft even thought it would commandeer the language market with Visual Basic!

    http://www.ripon.edu/faculty/bowenj/antitrust/STDOILNJ.htm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/business/2000/microsoft/635257.stm
     
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