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Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:17 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 09:58 AM
Recently I have installed XP under VMware for a bit of testing to see how vulnerable XP is to viruses. This is mainly to prove to friends of mine that XP is more susceptible to infection than Windows 7 as they are asking the question claiming XP has superior resistance to viruses compared to Windows 7. Even a few of them think that XP will continue it's support after SP3 which they are clearly wrong but they tend to argue that myself and others who also say that 'SP3 Extended support will end' are lairs.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:37 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:47 AM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:48 AM
If you are looking for an infection, just go to a porn site.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:25 PM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:41 PM
<<Porn sites are actually SAFER as they use SSL.>>
Now...that's what I call an oversimplified generalization...considering the likelihood that ALL porn sites that exist...fit that statement. I doubt seriously if anyone has been to a signifcant number of the multitude of porn sites...enough to make such a statement and mean it.
"Some" and "might" are two useful words when talking about such an expansive phenomenon, IMO.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 03:17 AM
They are wrong, you are right. All you need to tell them is that any process can run with full admin rights in Windows XP. This is not possible with Windows Vista or Windows 7 due to UAC.
Windows XP SP3 is supported until April 2014 according to Microsoft. End of debate.
Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:10 AM
Porn sites don't seem to be the main way to get yourself infected honestly. I believe it is usually cracked programs that are found on various torrent websites.
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