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Windows Vista Thwarts Security Software


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:23 AM

PC users switching to Windows Vista next year might have a tougher time getting their security software to work properly, according to Symantec. The security specialist claims two new features in Microsoft’s next desktop OS (operating system) – an enhanced Windows Security Center as well as a feature in the 64bit version of Vista called PatchGuard – will make it harder for customers to use third-party software. "There's no question that Microsoft is leveraging a monopolistic position to limit customer choice," said Symantec spokesperson...

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:49 AM

"There's no question that Microsoft is leveraging a monopolistic position to limit customer choice," said Symantec spokesperson...

Noooo, Microsoft wouldn't do that..........would they? :thumbsup:
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:03 AM

"There's no question that Microsoft is leveraging a monopolistic position to limit customer choice," said Symantec spokesperson...

Noooo, Microsoft wouldn't do that..........would they? :thumbsup:

No more than Symantec would. :flowers:

I'm not overly fond of either of these companies, but reading the entire article, the issue with Patch Guard shouldn't be very common for some time to come:

But PatchGuard is enabled only in the 64bit version of Windows. Because there are few 64bit applications written for Vista, most of Vista's initial users are expected to run the OS in 32bit mode, and their security software will still be able to access the kernel.

A more immediate issue for Symantec is that many Vista users will find that both the Windows Security Center and Symantec warnings will pop up simultaneously.


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