August 12th, 2001, 07:10 AM
windows antivirus software for os?
Does windows 9x, 2k/me or even xp have any type of antivirus software built in? Seems to me they could make a crummy one and jack the price up with the new "added security". But seriously, does any OS, Windows or otherwise have any real antivirus software? Just wondering.
August 13th, 2001, 10:37 AM
Would you trust "Microsoft" with your virus protection too??
"YOU'VE GOT TO BE JOKING??"
August 13th, 2001, 11:38 PM
No, i wouldn't "trust" microsoft, but still, shouldn't they try to improve security throught internet explorer?
May 6th, 2002, 11:37 PM
NO, I wouldnt trust Microsoft but alot of companys used their o/s. I.E. does improve security well but not always. When security expert found that Microsoft leaks or so. They always let Microsoft know so they will create new security.
May 7th, 2002, 04:28 AM
The answer is no. Very few OS have this sort of thing as a standard. Most flavours of *nix don't include this either, although you will find this built into a mainframe OS. XP has a sort of firewall, but you would be very unwise to trust that to stop anything nasty from happening.
May 7th, 2002, 04:47 AM
MS did include an Anti-Virus with MS Dos 6.22. I think if you did "setup /e" it installed it, otherwise by default it was not there. But they never posted any AV updates. Once Windows 95 (eventually) arrived, it was dropped. (just my 2 cents worth)
May 7th, 2002, 04:58 AM
Windows 3.1 and MS Dos 6.22(not 100% sure on that one) had antivirus software. It was crap and was worthless against viruses but it was free and it made you feel better.
Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.