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FW: [SLE] MS malicious software tool
  • From: "Stephen Furlong" <stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 21:28:54 -0000
  • Message-id: <auto-000000100163@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Furlong [mailto:stephen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 16 February 2005 21:01
To: 'Sunny'
Subject: RE: [SLE] MS malicious software tool

> Otherwise it have to uninstall windows as well :)

Lol, I like it.

> Not to play devil's advocate, but it is a critical update to their
> users who otherwise don't know any better...

I do agree with you there, but also since the majority of machines sold to
the general public (i.e. the users who don't know any better) are shipped
with a mandatory version of either Norton, MacAfee or something similar, is
it really needed from Microsoft to release a "critical update" on the
matter? Isn't it just going to panic this class of user? I have installed
the update on many machines and the only program it marks as unsafe are its
own applications (ie office, which it states is in need of updates).

In general the update seems to be Microsoft-bias to push you to
automatically update all your ms programs, both windows and office. Another
way of monopolising the industry.

But that's my two cents

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