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

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

  1. Peter,

    It asks, of course, for you to uninstall any other anti virus program. That
    is just good practice.

    It disables Windows Defender because those capabilities are apparently
    built-in to the new software.

    I still have MalwareBytes and ThreatFire on my system with no complaints or
    nasty interaction. They both continue to function.

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience


     
    Richard Urban, Jun 24, 2009
    #61
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  2. Maybe not, at least in this beta build. See
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/msestart/thread/5309cb8d-02e1-40e8-974f-0dcedb9ab9fd


    <SNIP>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 24, 2009
    #62
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  3. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    Why are you guys so bitter wait here....

    tell me if am wrong with this link (see below)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    June 19, 2009
    Pigs fly! Microsoft leads in security
    Microsoft's success with Security Development Lifecycle has security experts
    buzzing and offers lessons -- along with a heap of free resources -- for
    your company
    Talk about a turnaround. It's always hard to recognize the larger,
    slow-moving paradigm shifts as they happen. But after a decade of bad press
    regarding its commitment to software security, Microsoft seems to have
    turned the tide. Redmond is getting consistent security accolades these
    days, often from the very critics who used to call it out. Many of the
    world's most knowledgeable security experts are urging their favorite
    software vendors to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft.
    Haters will always continue hating, but the technical press is giving a lot
    of favorable coverage to Microsoft's successful efforts to make itself a
    computer software security leader. Here are some recent examples:

    "Microsoft for a long time rightly got a bad reputation for insecure
    products. However, as an industry we should recognize the sea change in
    Microsoft's approach to security, of which this [Microsoft's plans to share
    its Security Development Lifecycle process components] is just one example,
    and encourage other vendors to follow Microsoft's lead." -- SANS NewsBites

    [ Roger Grimes lays bare two of the most vulnerable components of Internet
    security: software and Web browsers | Learn how to secure your systems with
    Security Adviser newsletter. ]

    "Microsoft becomes high priest of secure software development." -- CNET

    "When I first started writing about information security five years ago, all
    a writer had to do was mention Microsoft in the same headline space as
    'security vulnerability' to strike page-view gold. In 2004 Microsoft was a
    couple years into its Trustworthy Computing Initiative but it remained the
    software company IT security practitioners hated with glee.... That's not so
    much the case today." -- Computerworld

    "'This [Windows 7 new memory protection] is smart,' said Charlie Miller, who
    as principal analyst at Independent Security Evaluators has successfully
    exploited weaknesses in Windows, OS X, and Linux. 'I think they're
    [Microsoft] trying to stay ahead of the curve.'" -- The Register
     
    Milo, Jun 24, 2009
    #63
  4. I am running the official beta on Windows 7 and Windows Defender has, in
    fact, been disabled.

    --

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
     
    Richard Urban, Jun 24, 2009
    #64
  5. YMMV. The last time I checked, posts in the MSE forums suggest that not all
    Win7 RC users were seeing the same behavior, Richard.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 24, 2009
    #65
  6. siljaline

    RJK Guest

    http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windefender_beta2.asp
    ....is an interesting read.

    http://www.webproworld.com/internet-security-discussion-forum/64867-windows-defender-really-good.html
    ....lowermost comment is interesting.

    :)

    regards, Richard
     
    RJK, Jun 25, 2009
    #66
  7. Do you get bonuses for being a MS shill, Milo?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 25, 2009
    #67
  8. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    hahaha Actually not PA, I've been here long enough to know the IT security
    sector that much to see who would be just a talk and who does the walk -
    hahaha Look it up on google and tell me if am really am as you allege an MS
    shill, you'd be awed - it just feel good to be open minded in life just like
    being at work.


     
    Milo, Jun 25, 2009
    #68
  9. siljaline

    Milo Guest

    And add to that I get only to trust a proven data's, test and actual
    replication than just mere speculations or hear says. Folks try that
    sometimes so that you can be less bitter more often


     
    Milo, Jun 25, 2009
    #69
  10. siljaline

    ~BD~ Guest

    See
    http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9134753&source=CTWNLE_nlt_security_2009-06-25

    Microsoft's free security software passed a preliminary antivirus exam
    with flying colors, an independent testing company said today.
     
    ~BD~, Jun 25, 2009
    #70
  11. siljaline

    peace101 Guest

    one thing that i think will help everyone that i seem to cant find unless i
    pay over 500.00 for is a protocol blocker.. reason being is that that if you
    block ftp on 21 and dns on 53 and so forth, this worm will use ftp on a high
    port and all sorts of other protocols including ARP, when i used the test
    version, the worm could not spread.
    the one i found but cant afford is colasoft's network monitor program...
    it would be amazing if they added that to windows 7, cause unless those
    thousands an hour incoming random IPs are responses from pings using my
    machine to spread the worm, im scared that others have this worm and dont
    know it...
     
    peace101, Jul 8, 2009
    #71
  12. cf.
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/browse_frm/thread/f7edaffdc1313795/be9abf7a31709999

    cf.
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security.homeusers/browse_frm/thread/4afb23ca38a53cc1/33b1579275d51899

    Whatever you're smoking, I hope the FBI doesn't find it when they
    investigate the aliens who've taken control of your HDDs.

    <snip>
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 8, 2009
    #72
  13. About two years have passed since the post you are responding to was
    posted. I suggest that you get a newsreader to access Usenet instead
    of a web based thingy.
     
    FromTheRafters, Jun 26, 2011
    #73
  14. LOL ;-)
     
    David H. Lipman, Jun 26, 2011
    #74
  15. siljaline

    Doro5thy67

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    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. )
     
    Doro5thy67, Oct 20, 2011
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