AVs that kinda work

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Jason Guest

    I agree Zack. He should be happy that he has access to the beta at all. I
    wish I had beta access but I am still waiting on my being accepted or for
    the public release.
    Jason, Apr 9, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Alun Jones Guest

    Uh... it's a beta.

    You shouldn't install beta (especially mid-beta releases like these CTPs) on
    anything that actually needs protecting. By all means, test the crap out of
    the security on this thing, but if the security fails to live up to your
    expectations, recite "it's only a beta, it's only a beta", as you file your
    bug report with Microsoft and flatten your machine for the next install.

    If you can't stand the beta, quitcha bitchin'. :)


    [Please don't email posters, if a Usenet response is appropriate.]
    Alun Jones, Apr 10, 2006
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  3. Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

    Ben Macrow Guest

    Hey there Kevin,

    Sorry to hear your a bit upset with your current build of Vista beta,
    however i do have a few suggestions for you. May i not to you that McAfee
    are currently running a beta of their antivirus software specifically for
    those with vista on their machines here is the link.

    http://www.mcafee.com/us/enterprise/downloads/beta/index.html -
    Unfortunately they are currently merging it into a new product so a download
    is not available, but AVG anti virus has been known to work very well, as
    well F-Prot.

    As other have done so can i just remind you that you are running a beta
    operating system and as such microsoft do not have any duty of care or
    patching or support as when you accept the EULA for vista they do explain
    that support if not available. Microsoft always advise you do not run any
    beta product in a 'live' enviroment and instead it should be run on a
    dedicated test machine, that way when you do run into issues, they do not
    cause major headaches as the machine can just be formatted and started

    As for patches, when in beta instead of issueing patches for issues like
    this, a bug report will be raised, dealt with, and the fix will be
    implemented into a later build. This is because takign time out to fix the
    bug then write a patch for it, and deploy it onto windows update would take
    time away from moving onto the next bug or feature that needs completing
    which will delay vistas release and/or prevent it from becoming the best
    operating system it can be.

    Hope this helps, do try the McAfee virus scan program, I have heard good
    reports about it, however if it doesnt work then we other testers have also
    reported AVAST and AVG working, but please do be aware it is a beta. If you
    do run into problems, the best thing you can do is come on here and see if
    anyone has a workaround and also submit the bug to mcirosoft using the
    microsoft beta client so the guys are aware and can work on fixing it. Could
    you let us know if you have an x86 or x64 when telling people of problems as
    it does make a major difference when loooking at certain aspects, especially
    AV programs that way if people have advice for you we can be sure we are not
    giving you 32bit advice when you want 64bit.

    Hope this Helps

    Ben Macrow
    Vista Build 5342
    ben.macrow at gmail.com
    Ben Macrow, Apr 21, 2006
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