Gates: Microsoft to offer anti-spyware

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. nadirah

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    Finally the guys at micro$oft are starting to get tough against spyware.
     
  3. Mr.Blaze

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    :D now if they can just make an operating system with out any lol
     
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    So many to choose from. It's getting a bit overwelming with so many anti-spyware vendors showing up. For that matter, the opposite is true too! Let the "squash the nasties" competition begin.
     
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    it would b good if they put more effort into making windows safer against malware threats, though theres not much money in it i guess.
    i heard microsoft is making an AV scanner as well.
     
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    LOL The best I've had today, Mr.Blaze!
     
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    Let's see if I understand this correctly. The boys & girls in Redmond, WA are going to offer software to protect their own Swiss cheese software?

    Heh-heh-heh....Irony, thy name is Microsoft. :doubt:
     
  8. still_longhorn

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    Except that both ways, we pay! One for the price of two!
     
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    Should be easy for them - just create a utility that uninstalls Internet Explorer. :D
     
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    Wanna get rid of Internet Explorer 100% completely? Think again, you'll need IE for Windows Update...
     
  11. Paranoid2000

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    Windows security updates can be obtained from the Microsoft Security Bulletins page (warning: large page >500KB). If you avoid using MS software other than Windows (which you can, given that there are better alternatives available in the majority of cases), you then have no need for Windows Update and can leave IE to rust in the corner with all those bargepole poke marks... :D
     
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