does Win7 with XP mode make you safer or more at risk

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by winterlord, Oct 3, 2009.

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  1. winterlord

    winterlord Registered Member

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    i am wondering about the security lvl of windows 7 with XP mode would be great to see some clarifacation on this. when in xp mode browser ect, you may think that a virus written for vista/win 7 would not exacute in win-XP, however if it was somehow stored it may activate during a boot-up of the reguler win7.
    however another theory might be that having both would make you sucetable to not only viruses written for win7 but also viruses written for winXP and maybe affectivly doubling your risk. also im sure programmers/hackers wil;l writ viruses to have a dual infection -meanin written for both win-xp and win7. so does this really make you safer or more at risk?
     
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    You would probably get a response from one of the AV experts like Stephan or The Inspector in the other Antivirus forum.
     
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    Answer to Original posters question is No Not at all, Compatibility mode for Windows XP3 means that you can run programs that were originally designed for XP in XP3 compatibility mode, and not lose any functionality :)
     
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