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    Windows is certainly a threat if you worry about security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Windows is certainly a threat if you worry about security.
    Putting any computer onto the Internet is a threat if you worry about security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I have Bitdefender at home, and Kaspersky at work. I usually end up changing every now & then.
    Exclamationbi07.gif Watch out with Kaspersky! There are several reports on "Computer Heads-Up" on that.

    Computer Heads-Up!

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    Popular anti virus mistakenly IDs Windows as a threat-causes chaos

    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Windows is certainly a threat if you worry about security.
    It wasn't before, looks like Microsoft decided to follow the apple/android models.

    Edit: not that windows was ever "secure", just before they weren't actively spying like that.
    Last edited by bmanmcfly; 11th October 2017 at 08:28 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Putting any computer onto the Internet is a threat if you worry about security.
    Hence the need for an anti virus who identifies threats such as Windows new OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Hence the need for an anti virus who identifies threats such as Windows new OS.
    Meh. You don't need AV software to delete your critical operating system files. You can do it yourself, and then you'll be safe and happy.

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    Or you can opt for a safer OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Cute.

    I take it that you are not very familiar with virus scanning heuristics.

    Simply put, these virus scanners aren't producing "false positives", they are finding actual code that is doing what virus scanners are trying to prevent. Except it's finding those results in OS files.

    Think about that for a moment.

    But of course, it's so much easier to just be flippant and ridicule when you don't really understand,
    ::: chirping crickets :::
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    Or you can opt for a safer OS.
    Name one.

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    Name one.
    In terms of security, Linux is best, but if you don't know what you are doing, then you're better off with windows / apple...

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