OT: Microsoft is really annoying

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Tue Apr 20 15:04:32 CDT 2010


I suspect the "something right" you are doing is keeping everything currently patched, using at least one if not two firewalls, and installing and maintaining a good Anti-virus/anti-spyware application. I am an IT guy, and I can testify to the exact same thing. But might I offer this, that the successful defense betrays the attack? If it weren't a real problem for everyone, you wouldn't have needed to do any of those things. 

Bob


On Apr 16, 2010, at 12:27 PM, Paul D. DeRocco wrote:

> I use Windows day-in, day-out, for software engineering, electronic
> engineering, math, Photoshop editing, mapping, and constant web browsing.
> I've been a heavy Windows user since 3.0, and am currently running XP and
> Win7 on three machines. Although I have a virus scanner, I don't even bother
> to run it in the background, only invoking it manually when I download an
> install file from the internet.
> 
> Despite all this, I've _never_ had a virus or any kind of malware. My only
> system failures have been the occasional result of a RAM or hard disk
> failure. So either I'm doing something terribly right, or you all are doing
> something terribly wrong.
> 
> --
> 
> Ciao,               Paul D. DeRocco
> Paul                mailto:pderocco at ix.netcom.com




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