MS will "soon" unveil free anti-virus software "Morro"

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by siljaline, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. siljaline

    siljaline Guest

    Chatter and URL's here >
    <http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r22535336-MS-will-soon-unveil-free-antivirus-software-Morro>
     
    siljaline, Jun 11, 2009
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    Milo Guest

    even though lacking some perks compared to Onecare, I do hope this would
    encourage users to be security aware.
     
    Milo, Jun 11, 2009
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  3. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    Since its for "FREE"....awesome
     
    Milo, Jun 11, 2009
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  4. siljaline

    siljaline Guest

    OneCare was good, yet Morro may and probably will offer much more, though there are
    phone-home considerations.
    And, freeware is *not* the better software (opinion).
     
    siljaline, Jun 12, 2009
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  5. From: "siljaline" <>


    | OneCare was good, yet Morro may and probably will offer much more, though there are
    | phone-home considerations.
    | And, freeware is *not* the better software (opinion).

    | --
    | Silj


    OneCare wasn't good. It was just OK.
    Before it was just "OK", is was "bad."
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 12, 2009
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  6. Bah - it's just another crutch, it allows them to be security unaware.
    It would be good to have an OS default OOBE condition include AV
    measures, but with all of the automation AV has just become the enabler
    of bad computing practices. So, mostly people use anti-whatever programs
    because they *don't* care about security. Using good security methods
    would eliminate exposure to a large portion of the unwanted software and
    almost eliminate any need for such programs.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jun 12, 2009
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    pattyandme Guest

    One Care was very good if you were attentive to what was goingon on your
    computer. None of the anti virus programs were easer to use then one care and
    did as much to help you keep ignroance off your computer.

    From what I gather this free protection is ment to prevent mal ware from
    getting on peoples computers who do not have protection now and therefor
    prevent it from getting on my computer from them.

    in addition its microsoft so they have access to "core system code" which is
    not accessable via copyright laws by any other software.

    though I feel a little disgruntaled from paying for a new copy cause it was
    1/2 the cost of renewal. and the fact i am used to it I like it and it wont
    be available so what do i do now?

    will this "new windows feature" be sufficent to protect my pc as an
    antivirus or will i have to find additional virus protection?
     
    pattyandme, Jun 12, 2009
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    Milo Guest

    Onecare's support so with its capabilitie and pattern quality update if am
    not mistaken will be with product to as is to its very last day... and then
    how about if you could try morro first then you decide, I believe onecare's
    subscription and life would end even after morro's launch (just an approx. )
     
    Milo, Jun 12, 2009
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  9. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    the ever pessimistic rafters hehehe, and again some good pointers you have
    there .
     
    Milo, Jun 12, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Err no. "For free" is meaningless. It's either "free" or it's "for nothing".
     
    Gordon, Jun 12, 2009
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  11. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    Many would presume, but how about if you try it first before we say
    something about it.... it wouldn't take much of your time right.
     
    Milo, Jun 12, 2009
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  12. siljaline

    Gordon Guest

    Err I was correcting your incorrect GRAMMAR, not making a comment about
    Morro.....
     
    Gordon, Jun 12, 2009
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  13. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    Ohhh thanks for correcting me - I took it the other way.
     
    Milo, Jun 12, 2009
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  14. siljaline

    Gordon Guest

    That's OK.. :)

    I have an obsession about the use of the phrase "for free".....
     
    Gordon, Jun 12, 2009
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    John Guest

    AFAIK, MS has never produced any good antivirus software since the year of
    DOS.
     
    John, Jun 12, 2009
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    Jesper Ravn Guest

    What do you consider to be a good AV product?.
    For the Enterprise the most importent factor is management and simplicity.
    MS Forefront (Exchange/Sharepoint/TMG/Client Security) is here one of the
    best if you ask me.

    /Jesper
     
    Jesper Ravn, Jun 12, 2009
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  17. FromTheRafters,

    I lean toward the idea that anything is better than nothing, and
    nothing is what a lot of people use. Unfortunately, if the free
    "anything" is mediocre, its presence will often kill any incentive some
    users might have to get a good quality product; which I think offers
    some benefit regardless of the user's practices.

    You do raise a good point, however; and I have worked on boxes where
    the user's attitude was similar to that of a bad driver who thinks
    seat-belts are a substitute for skill and attention. Their surprise at
    hearing they have an irredeemable cesspool of festering malware is
    probably similar to the bad driver's amazement at how fast that
    guardrail is coming through the windshield. The difference being, that
    the former is still around to pay me to correct their errors.

    Regards,

    Len Agoado
     
    Leonard Agoado, Jun 12, 2009
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  18. From: "Jesper Ravn" <>




    | What do you consider to be a good AV product?.
    | For the Enterprise the most importent factor is management and simplicity.
    | MS Forefront (Exchange/Sharepoint/TMG/Client Security) is here one of the
    | best if you ask me.

    | /Jesper


    No. The most impotrtant factor is efficacy and the second most important aspect is
    enterprise management.
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 12, 2009
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  19. That is why I mentioned "it is good..." - It is good for the rest of us
    that new computer operators (admins that don't even know what an admin
    is) are better protected by default (or at least it is made easy for
    them to do).
    True, that is yet another downside I hadn't considered. The best is
    better, but adequate is adequate.
    Let's just hope Morrow proves at least adequate. :eek:)
    Idiots - don't they know that's what airbags are for!?

    My seatbelts were designed for opening beer bottles. :eek:D
    Ransomware (a form of cryptovirology) will 'up the ante' somewhat and
    cause many to want better than just "adequate" protection. They'll still
    be alive - but they won't be happy.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jun 12, 2009
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  20. siljaline

    Jesper Ravn Guest

    Hi David

    How do you measure anti-virus efficacy?.
    McAfee, Symantec and F-Secure, are all vendors, considered to have strong
    malware prevention/propagation (efficacy).
    But is it all good, if their product are too complex and will
    slow-down/freeze/crash your infrastructure.

    /Jesper
     
    Jesper Ravn, Jun 13, 2009
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