Microsoft confirms Security Essentials, Forefront not affected by Matousec exploit

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by CiX, May 15, 2010.

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  1. CiX

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    Its no surprise. The software that was exploited isnt so deeply embedded into the system like MS products are made to be.
     
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    Sorry but you're just wrong. What makes you think MSE installs "deeply" into the Operating System? It is a basic and lean application, straight to the point, set it and forget it, like an AV should be.

    The reason MSE/etc is not affected is because Microsoft products *have* to use Windows API properly, which is what all security products should be doing. Not hooking left, right and center.
     
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