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Microsoft antivirus fails tests
Is anyone surprised?
kaled




msg:3271858
 8:47 pm on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

[news.bbc.co.uk...]

Microsoft's Live OneCare security software has failed tests which check how well it spots and stops malicious programs designed to attack Windows.

OneCare was the only failure among 17 anti-virus programs tested by the AV Comparatives organisation.

Kaled.

 

bill




msg:3272037
 12:10 am on Mar 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yikes.
That's probably why I recommend NOD32.
;)

Swanny007




msg:3272099
 1:51 am on Mar 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

I can under$tand why Micro$oft might want to $ell/provide anti-viru$ $oftware, but IMHO I think they should focus on their core products and do their best on them, not try to do everything. Personally I have more trust in other anti-virus products. I get a free copy of Symantec anti-virus through work, so I use that. Yeah, I know it isn't perfect either.

[edited by: Swanny007 at 1:54 am (utc) on Mar. 6, 2007]

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