[Microsoft] Our commitment to Microsoft antimalware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, Oct 9, 2013.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    https://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/ar...to-microsoft-antimalware.aspx?Redirected=true
     
  2. Brandonn2010

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    Pff, how about rewriting the whole OS and making it fundamentally more secure, like Linux is? :rolleyes:
     
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    A Linux desktop with default configurations isn't more secure IMO, except in the practical sense of being less likely to draw attacks. As on Windows, there are numerous remote holes in desktop applications, and many privilege escalation vulnerabilities in the operating system.

    Linux servers get hacked all the time. Same would happen with desktops if there were more Linux users.

    Edit: re Midori, rewriting an OS from scratch takes a while. :)
     
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    Windows is progressively becoming Midori, the "re-write" happened with Longhorn (Vista). Maybe you should read up on Windows 8 security, it's even better in 8.1 (exploit engineers are already praising the improvements) but there isn't any documentation for that yet (that I'm aware). I'm sure there will be blog posts after release.
     
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    That's why it's so popular among desktop users. Oh right, it isn't...
     
  9. lodore

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    windows is more secure than OSX (apple's OS) atm.
    No matter how secure you make an OS the user can always mess it up by not keeping it upto date or using unsecure passwords or not configuring it properly.

    Think about how many people hated vista due to the enhanced security microsoft added. Alot of users turned off uac and made it as insecure as XP by allowing any program they run to have admin rights. If linux was more mainstream as a desktop operating system alot of people would edit the login screen so they could login as root and then complain if some dodgy website installs some crap on their machine.

    If you are an experienced user It doesn't really matter what operating system you run.
     
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    I see that they dont want to touch the AM industry. Playing it safe. :D
     
  12. lodore

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    Microsoft's tools are very good imo. I find windows defender offline to be one of the best bootable antimalware discs available. the quick scan is normally good enough to remove most of the infections and then I can use other tools within windows to find any remaining issues and fix windows update etc.
    I still find it quite funny that a few weeks ago all .exe files seemed to be blocked so i couldnt run process explorer, tdsskiller etc but microsoft safety scanner ran without any issues and removed the fake antivirus. I am thinking that microsoft safety scanner must have it own force breach mode or something to bypass the exe restriction as part of the tool which is nice to see.
     
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