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Are anti-viruses still really up to their job (Part 2 of 2)

vistasecurity As we have seen earlier, the anti-virus current detection schemes are not bulletproof and tend to let threats get through for a number of days and sometimes weeks. From this bleak situation, we can legitimately ask ourselves whether anti-viruses still are the right answer to nowadays threats and if a more drastic approach is not to be envisaged, and if the security-mechanisms implemented in the modern Operating Systems do not make anti-virus products redundant, or even excess their performance. Ironically, anti-virus products were created to protect the weak Operating Systems and acted as its sole immunity system for a long time, but with the Operating Systems maturing and outgrowing their original weaknesses, what is the future of anti-virus products, especially in the corporate world?

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Windows Vista and batch files: UAC changes the rules (Part 1 of 2)

Windows Vista… whenever I hear this name, the first I think about is the polemic and only then about the Operating System. Vista has been the target of many criticisms, some justified, some simple matters of personal taste, and some only created to put gasoline on the fire. As such, many IT professionals expressed a great dislike of UAC (User Account Control), one of the main new security features of Vista, especially because they felt it was getting in their ways too often and that they knew their job well enough to not be bugged by it. Even if they are of course able to disable it on the computers they use, they would still have to bear with it on the other computers of their networks or on their customer’s machines: they simply can’t disregard UAC’s existence and have to cope with it and make sure their software and products get along nicely with it.

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