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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Well to get back to the topic, if you look at the enthusiasm shown by Windows users fo UAC, I don't see this flying at all.

    Also consider most still log in as administrator, and many attacks are at the applications layer these days, where the application is already approved and running.

    Most Windows users don't want security..............I sometimes wonder how many could actually spell it

    And AV/Security products are here to stay.................if you hadn't noticed there is rather a lot of money to be made out of that sector

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    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
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    err ... so im in the right trade Nihil ???
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    It certainly looks that way given that OEMs bundle trial versions of security suites.

    One thing that has always amused me is that whilst Windows users don't seem to like UAC, least privilege accounts or locking down their systems they seem quite happy to buy security suites that frequently make their systems run like absolute dogs.

    Of course, from a corporate viewpoint it is a whole different ballgame. A lot of IT managers look on their AV suites as an insurance policy. Senior executives generally haven't much of a clue so if you don't have AV and you get hit, you will be fired.

    On the other hand, if you do have AV and you get hit you took the perceived required precautions so it wasn't your fault A case of job security rather than systems security

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