Microsoft Tests Antivirus Product

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by nick s, Aug 2, 2004.

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  1. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

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    Bug City coming to an operating system near you!! :D
     
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    This sounds a lot like what McAfee is doing with the enterprise line. Taking some elements from Entercept and integrating it into the VS (along with the firewall). Though by theory, MS should be able to do the behavior detection better since they made the OS.
     
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    Let me see if I got this right. It looks for strange behavior based on past viruses or viri and also or just plain strange behavior. Yes, I think since they built the O. S. they would know best. But it would also have to know other software well too. wouldn't it? Here is my thoughts and I'm no expert.

    False positives would be rampanto_O

    It would be best if backed up by an on demand scanner only that has specific definitions to look foro_O

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    Good link nick -- thanks.

    I fervently hope that M$ does not integrate their AV into Longhorn.
     
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    Hah! And lose out on the extra $ to be made as selling it as a separate product?!
     
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    Plus the monopoly issue. They are probably hoping it will be somewhat successful as Office.
     
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    I read somewhere that a spokesperson for Symantec or Mcafee said they were pleased that Microsoft would offer it seperately. That was back when they bought that anti-virus company. We'll see. :p
     
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    Ah, yes! Finally M$ is doing something to block those nasty little buggies... like Java, StarOffice, Mozilla, RealPlayer and any other product thats ever challenged the great monopoly! :D
     
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