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and is not permitted. You seem to suggest that Microsoft should do more to *protect* the "average" user. Most (not all), of said users problems are primarily self inflicted. The only way Microsoft can prevent those types of problems is to be even more invasive and restrictive than it already is. By your comments it seems you favor widespread adoption of solutions like Palladium, perhaps you feel something similar should be developed for Linux. Personally I'd rather have more control of my own system and not have my hand held by Microsoft or anyone else, but maybe
i think we both know this isn't true. microsoft coould provide an avenue to educate people WITHOUT CHANGING ANYTHING. that would be betetr than now.
as for Palladium... does this mean i have to scrap all my hardware? if so, that's not much of a solution.
this long, verbose reply and all you can say is google it? -lol-
since you just want to make claims, rather than back them up... i'll just address the points that i feel like addressing from here on out.
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begin virus.txt.scr T.G. Reaper Except it did not compromise the exact system it weas written for: Mine It did not though even one of the two I ran it on...
it is quite well substantiated. adware and malware are infecting computers to a degree unimaginable in times past... and ie leads the way as the #1 conduit for this problem.
sure, there me some secret "google it" settings that *may* (we'll never know, since you are conveniently "mum" about it!) reduce one's risk, but blaming this on the user is similar blaming a lottery ticket purchaser for not pciking the right lottery ticket...
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 12:03:44 +0100, Kier As I said in another post, I'd prefer that MS did force a user account at install time, and place more emphasis on routinely using...
IF this information exists, and your unwillingness to provide such doesn't bring out warm fuzzies about it, msft has a RESPONSIBILITY to make it available - it should ship with every PC and with every MS OS sold.
completed a couple of hours ago gave the system a clean bill of health. Would you please explain in detail, using specific and precise examples
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 14:27:16 -0700, Skeets Look, the Google reference was a simple way of saying that I don't consider that I'm doing anything special. I'm a software...
i can give you effects... my dad's computer had nearly 2000 instances of malware.
his SOLE access to the net was internet explorer.
he runs very few programs and doesn't download off the net - he isn't that comfortable with the whole deal.
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On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 03:36:10 -0700, T.G. Reaper It's possible this would happen, but I think less likely than you believe. At least Linux distros go some way towards guiding...
the *only* change he's made is to use firefox and to run adware, malware and virus checks... AND NOT NARRY A COMPLAINT!
sure, it is anecdotal... but i have two other friends with a total of 3 jacked up windows computers. they use internet explorer, also.
you seem to be very good at network cesurity and don't get out much or you seem to be in total denial about the impact of ie6 on "jacking up" systems. it happens millions of times a year!
why is it unreasonable for you to provide your recipe for total protection without the use of extra software and hardware?
when asked to put the rubb to the road... you hung up the tire on the rack...
i thought so...
we'll have to agree to disagree at this point.