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Re: Microsoft Lauches Security Plan for Windows

mc (
Wed, 31 May 2006 00:02:20 -0400

A comment:

There should always be a diversity of antivirus software makers. The
reason is that each of them will catch things that the others don't,
and the only way to be sure they're thorough is to have them compete
with each other. Having a multiplicity of antivirus programs helps
ensure that a virus will be detected by *somebody* before it infects
*everybody*. An antivirus monopoly would be a single point of
vulnerability for everyone.

Having said that, I'm glad to see Microsoft getting into the virus
protection business because it gives them an incentive to make their
OS harder for viruses to get into. At least, the antivirus team and
the OS team are in the same company.

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