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  1. a huge problem with whitelisting is if a program on the whitelist gets compromised then it is allowed to roam free by the av product. at least in theory. that bit9 protections sounds quite interesting.

     

    in regards to kaspersky: "the Whitelist database, located 'in the cloud'."

     

    how is pcpitstop's whitelisting different?


  2. as a computer person and a systems engineer, i really don't care at all about the sales pitch unless it's over the top like mycleanpc.

     

     

    all i want is to see independent analysis covering many areas and comparing to many other products. i like graphs and tables, not shiny sales pitches.

     

     

    for the record, rob, i don't think anyone doubts your integrity here. don't take us wrong like that...i think this is good for you to receive creative criticism from end users and people familiar with various anti-malware products.


  3. wow, compared to other virus protection vipre is terrible, although a bit better than security essentials. vipre was also terrible on the "wrongly blocked" scoring.

     

    out of the 19 tested, vipre comes in 16th place on the detection scale and actually overall finished in 18th out of 19th...i would ditch anything that uses that ASAP.

     

     

    andrew: bitdefender, kaspersky, trend-micro, and f-secure are your best bets...avoid supershield with extreme prejudice.

     

     

     

    have a look at page 9


  4. i don't know why you're being told you can't legally download it, you certainly can. as long as your key is legal it doesn't matter.

     

    and yeah, 519 gigs sounds about right for xp home. it is important that the version you download matches the key. like mr ed said if you have an oem sticker then you need the oem version.


  5. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/11/snowden_leak_shows_microsoft_added_outlookencryption_backdoor_for_feds/

     

    Be sure to read past the headline. SkyDrive is impacted, as well.

     

     

     

    Microsoft's cloud storage service SkyDrive is also easy to access, thanks to Redmond's work with the NSA. The agency reported on April 8, 2013 that Microsoft has built PRISM access into Skydrive in such a way as to remove the need for NSA analysts to get special authorization for searches in Microsoft's cloud.

     

     


  6. "isp friendly" doesn't mean much. it depends upon the protocol used by the mail server.

     

    i believe you're referring to pop3 which windows mail does not support...this is an antiquated protocol that is being used less and less in favor of imap (which it does support). it's quite possible that if your isp account is using pop3 that they can change it to imap.

     

     

    either way, i use microsoft outlook for all my mail.


  7. if you compare steam's windows 7 numbers vs desktop share numbers, steam has about a 23% higher for windows 7 than the actual market share of windows 7 (44%)[source: netmarketshare.com]

     

    from how you extrapolated that to mean gamers love windows 8, they must really love windows 7...all it really shows is that gamers generally keep current.


  8. i would certainly agree with that notion about the steam numbers.

     

     

    Steam Hardware & Software Survey: April 2013

     

    Windows 7 64 bit 54.18%

    Windows 7 13.39%

    Windows 8 64 bit 10.86%

    Windows XP 32 bit 8.25%

    Windows Vista 64 bit 4.45%

    Windows Vista 32 bit 2.61%

    MacOS 10.8.3 64 bit 1.56%

    Windows 8 0.79%

    MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit 0.74%

    MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit 0.61%

     

    windows 8, as a gaming platform, really isn't any faster than windows 7 and in fact still has issues with some games. as an os in general is is faster than windows 7 in many areas, but again, not as a gaming platform.

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