New MS service

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ThunderZ, Feb 6, 2009.

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  1. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Not sure about this one. As noted, sure seems to open the door to a lot of "faked" fixes by the mal-ware vendors.

    Cnet article.
     
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    I also wonder if this "fix it" button will eventually be a pay-per service :rolleyes:

    It is a good idea nonetheless, but I do fear malware won't be far behind in offering their version of a free fix.

    I would also still make an image, backup data and at the least make a system restore point before running any fixes.
     
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    The way I understand it, it will only be found on Microsoft's own help and support pages. If that remains the case, then phishing SEEMS to be the only danger with it. That would be quite a danger though. I actually applaud MS on this move, too many of those "help suggestions" are useless and often have nothing to do with the problem. This could save a lot of time and confusion...or, the wrong fix could mess things up even further.

    Like all things MS, time will tell.
     
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    Phishing is the first thing that came to my mind.

    I have never liked the fact the MS updates is not a https connection. Will "fixit" be. Could be a world of hurt for the novice.
     
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