Inviting malware



You buy a new computer, connect in to the internet and
proceed to download your choice of ant-virus software,
firewall, and possibly other security-enhancing stuff.
But in the half-hour or more it takes to do all that, your pc is
wide open, and with the frequency of probing attacks these
days, a variety of undesirable agents could be installed and
hidden before the anti-malware gets going.
So why don't computer retailers offer machines with anti-malware
stuff already installed ?

Jim Hawkins








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Relevant Pages

  • Re: Inviting malware
    ... proceed to download your choice of ant-virus software, ... and possibly other security-enhancing stuff. ... So why don't computer retailers offer machines with anti-malware ... You could always just buy your firewall, ...
    (alt.computer.security)
  • Re: Inviting malware
    ... firewall, and possibly other security-enhancing stuff. ... So why don't computer retailers offer machines with anti-malware ...
    (alt.computer.security)
  • Re: POSSIBLE HACK...PLEASE, PLEASE HELP!
    ... The most important security measures being: ... Don't run or install software unless you fully trust it. ... Turn the windows firewall on and stay away from 3rd party firewall ... anti-malware product as an extra level of protection, ...
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  • Re: WindowsUpdate_80072EE6 WindowsUpdate_dt000
    ... Are you running any third-party anti-virus, anti-malware, or firewall? ... Robin Walker [MVP Networking] ...
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    ... Disable all third-party anti-virus, anti-malware or firewalls. ... enable Windows Firewall to replace any disabled firewall. ...
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