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it doesnt look like antivirus software will work on vista

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Will-Symant...sta-41203.shtml

 

this says "not good" :geezer:

 

And this is a bad thing how?

 

This because Symantec deploys behavior-based technology into its security products. Behavior-based solutions involve hacking and patching the operating system's kernel to ensure process monitoring.

Or did Microsoft give Norton/Symantec permission to "hack and patch" the kernel?

 

Now I know why I always recommend a reformat and re-install when someone has Norton installed.

 

But the kernel patch protection technology in 64-bit Vista prevents kernel interactions with no exceptions.

 

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thats a radical statement stormy :P

 

are you saying that virus apps are in part responsible

 

but then of vista gets infected and there is no means of removal then what is there to do :shifty:

 

for the meantime verisign offers rewards to those that can hack ie 7

 

http://www.scmagazine.com/us/news/article/625399/

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You can check software compatibilities...

http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.php/Wind...patibility_List

 

I'm using AVG free right now. Webroot's Spy Sweeper has updated their software that includes Anti-virus (Sophos) to work with Vista too.

Spy Sweeper 5.3 offers:

 

Performance improvements

Compatibility with Windows Vista™

Comprehensive anti-spyware protection

Free customer support

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And this is a bad thing how?

Or did Microsoft give Norton/Symantec permission to "hack and patch" the kernel?

 

Now I know why I always recommend a reformat and re-install when someone has Norton installed.

 

How dare people try to customise the kernel they paid $500 for!

 

Greedy gits.

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a few weeks old http://www.informationweek.com/news/showAr...cleID=197009223

 

 

A security vendor has found vulnerability with a 'medium' security rating in Microsoft's new operating system Windows Vista.

 

The flaw, which is similar to a buffer overflow problem, is a privilege escalation bug, according to Marc Maiffret, co-founder and chief hacking officer of eEye Digital Security, an endpoint security company based in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

 

 

privilege escalation has started

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