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Will you continue to use third-party security programs with Windows Vista?

By Bill Detwiler Editor ·
Will you continue to use third-party security programs with Windows Vista?

- Definitely Yes
- Definitely No
- Perhaps

This is the focus of a new TechRepublic poll. Tell us whether you will continue to use third-party security applications (antivirus, antispyware, firewall, etc.) on your Windows Vista machines.

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Definitely Yes

by cmiller5400 In reply to Will you continue to use ...

I have had great experience with the current software providers that I use, so I intend to maintain loyal to them.

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Paranoia

by DracNoc In reply to Will you continue to use ...

After years of needing some form of 3rd party security software, I think that a lot of users will still choose to use some, even for their own peace of mind. It's no good MS saying their OS is now more secure than ever before, you've got to see it for yourself. Having a firewall/antivirus icon by the clock is going to put users at ease more effectively than some statement by MS. As for me, I'll stick with Linux thanks. I've got no real issue with Windows, I prefer Linux for other reasons.

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Why not?

by -Q-240248 In reply to Will you continue to use ...

Does Vista come with malware protection? Intelligent IPS with protection against 0-day exploits, updated on a daily basis? Certainly, host-based protection has been the common-sense practice, but if Vista proposes to do all that and more, perhaps the day will come when host-based 3rd-party protections can come off the desktop. As far as network-based protections, the desktop could not replace that.

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Absolutely

by TLComp In reply to Will you continue to use ...

I don't trust Microsoft any further than I can throw them. And I'm going to be really ticked off if MS does things in Vista that blocks out 3rd party providers. Security is achieved by multiple layers, not by a single layer from a company with a bad track record.

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I've seen absolutely nothing to suggest

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Will you continue to use ...

I shouldn't apart from an MS advert. That convinced to keep doing so.
Tee Hee

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