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    Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    Hello All.
    Just read this http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...fies-antivirus.

    And also I have worked out what Vista stands for ! = Virus Infections Spyware Trojans Adaware

    From Michael.

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    It's amazing that anyone could have believed that it would not have needed AV. I'm running OneCare on my home Vista machines and it's great. I hope that there will be a corporate edition of this some day.

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    Isn't that the same MS who initially wouldn't let the anti virus companies have access to Vistas source code........?

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    I didn't realise that anyone other then M$ themselves and government organisations had access to the source code of windows?

    Who else has access to it?

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    It's not the source code that's the issue; it's that MS had stopped software (apart from Windows itself) from hooking into the OS at low kernel level, required to "protect" it against attacks.

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    The hooking 'protection' only applies to Vista 64bit though.

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    I didn't realise that anyone other then M$ themselves and government organisations had access to the source code of windows?

    Who else has access to it?
    Anyone who pays enough. M$ make the code available to 'partners' (paying companies). The code is viewed under strict scrutiny and security.

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    Re: Vista still requires antivirus, Microsoft stresses

    So did MS agree to let vendors access the kernel (on 32bit) when they threatened to sue?

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