Windows Vista Protection System Doesn't Offer Much Protection

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Microsoft Windows latest version, Vista, supposedly provides a "much more secure" environment to make using your computer safer. In Vista, MS has created a new scheme where Microsoft-approved applications are "protected" and cannot be altered or tampered with by other applications. You might think this is a nice security feature, but many feel this was done mainly as a way to integrate DRM (digital rights management) to keep people from playing songs and movies without proper rights.

In any case, Microsoft is playing Vista up as a big, more secure version of Windows.

There's only one problem... Hackers have already figured out how to circumvent Microsoft's security, and they can make their own malware run in protected mode so software like Antivirus programs can't remove it. Oh Goody! Microsoft's new feature can actually make it even harder to remove bad software from your system.


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Posted by Judy on 2007-04-17 01:20:02
And just *try* to buy a new PC that doesn't have VISTA! I've had mine for two months, and I hate the freaking OS. Runs like a defective Mac.

What was Microsoft thinking?
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Posted by Judy on 2007-04-17 01:43:45
And just *try* to buy a new PC that doesn't have VISTA! I've had mine for two months, and I hate the freaking OS. Runs like a defective Mac.

What was Microsoft thinking?
 

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