MS going to offer free AV software in 2009

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  1. chainbolt

    chainbolt Member

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    Morro?

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122706587967940197.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
     
  2. BlackSniper87

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    ah well if its free.....
     
  3. Rezin

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    Watch people cry anti-competitive... even though there's free ones like AVG already.
     
  4. power

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    that'll only happen if it's also bundled with the OS.
     
  5. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

    DiGiTaL MoNkEY Inverted Monkey

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    I thought it wasn't going to be free, just really cheap.
     
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    Windows Defender is bundled with vista so it wouldn't surprise me.
     
  7. chinkiwinki

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    MS also gives us firewalls but we all use our own anyways?
     
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  8. qwertylesh

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    There are too many botnet zombies and infected jackasses these days, IMO this is a good move however, from the protection ive seen offered by Microsoft, they are far from comprehensive at protecting people so i'm doubtfull how much this will actually the problem I believe they are trying to address.
     
  9. BuuBox

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    lol, another thing that people (who dont know better) will be entrusting M$ to do for them.


    Defender is possibly the worst anti-spyware program i have ever seen.
    eg. it wont even allow Asus Probe to be added to the allow/ignore lists.
     
  11. Rezin

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    The firewall in XP/Server 03 isn't that good, but it's improved a lot in Vista/Server 08.

    It's been pretty much rubbish since day 1.
     
  12. fester2001

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    It does a great job of slowing machines down!
     
  13. boogerthe2nd

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    And also mysteriously turning its self on to Automatic despite me disabling it... :Paranoid:
     
  14. cohen_computer

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    The question is will it be as good as free ones like AVG or Avast???

    I guess we will have to wait and see!

    Cohen
     
  15. Rezin

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    At least they shouldn't go deleting any of their own system files. Oh, wait up... :lol:
     
  16. cohen_computer

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    i know, that would be funny :p
     
  17. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Free now......to get people in......pay later? :leet:
     
  18. kripz

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    I wonder if it will be fast and efficient.
     
  19. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    It's microsoft, does that answer your question?

    But seriously, let's wait and see how it performs in comparison to others.
     
  20. teegman

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    They can't write their systems securely enough to avoid viruses yet they can release an anti-virus product?

    What am I missing here?
     

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