Docstoc

ReSecurity for 64 bit Vista Laptop - Der Keiler

Document Sample
ReSecurity for 64 bit Vista Laptop - Der Keiler Powered By Docstoc
					                                    Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop

Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop

Source:
http://www.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/microsoft.public.windows.vista.security/2008−09/msg00093.html



     • From: "SG" <sorry@xxxxxxxxxx>
     • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 01:25:14 −0400

"Kayman" <kaymanDeleteThis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:O1K$RxGFJHA.4304@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

       On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:39:10 −0500, James Colbert wrote:


                "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
                news:e7JnrR7EJHA.4460@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

                        Install Windows OneCare, and you'll not have to
                        worry about those issues. You can try it FREE
                        for ninety (90) days. This is a brand new version
                        and is very robust! Uses very little system resources!
                        http://onecare.live.com/standard/en−us/default.htm

                        With the excellent Windows OneCare package, there is
                        no need to install a multitude of different security software.


                Thanks for your response, Carey. I'll check it out.


       James,

       It's been suggested using Windows Live OneCare which is trial/payware.
       The OneCare package includes various additional software and it is
       suggested that there is no need to install a multitude of different
       security software. At first glance this seems to be fair enough.

       Also, I read somewhere:

       [quote]
       What makes OneCare unique is that it essentially provides many of the
       centrally−managed IT administrative functionality one might expect in a
       corporate environment, but to home users. But instead of providing a human
       administrator, Microsoft provides an Internet−based service that works
       continually and automatically and is always up to date. You only deal with
       OneCare, per se, when something goes wrong. And if something really goes


Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop                                                                1
                                  Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop

       wrong, Microsoft is providing support via phone, email, or Web chat.
       [unquote]

       I am not sure if this represents is real value as assistance, troubleshoot
       advice can be obtained freely from various newsgroups and/or fora and good
       quality freeware can be configured to update automatically.

       So, let's examine this package more closely from a (non−expert) users
       point−of−view and if Windows Live OneCare represents real dollar value for
       the average homeuser.

       Windows Live OneCare includes:

       −− An excellent antivirus application −−.

       Many experts used to suggest that Windows Live OneCare is on the bottom of
       the list as far as finding viruses\malware\trojans.
       However, I understand that the new version of this (OneCare) AV application
       has changed for the better and the virus catchrate has improved
       significantly.
       It is debatable however if OneCare AV is significantly better compared to
       good quality free−ware application such as Avira AntiVir® Personal or
       avast! 4 Home Edition. Even if OneCare is an equally good AV application,
       you'd still have to fork out dollars.
       So, as far as performance is concerned why would anybody considering
       purchasing OneCare?

       −− An excellent firewall application −−.

       An excellent firewall application is already included in both WinXP and
       Vista operating systems.

       Managing the Windows Vista Firewall
       http://technet.microsoft.com/en−us/magazine/cc510323.aspx

       So, why would anybody want to pay for something which comes free in the
       first place?

       −− An excellent antispyware application −−.

       An antispyware (A−S) application (WindowsDefender) is already included in
       Vista OS and can be freely downloaded for WinXP. Add SuperAntispyware Free
       Edition and you're as good as gold.
       So, why would anybody want to pay for something which comes free in the
       first place?

       −− Automatic system tune−ups −−.

       Why I dont use registry cleaners!
       http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html


Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop                                                 2
                                  Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop

       IMO, a safer option is to use CCleaner ignoring the registry
       scanning/fixing option followed by using NTREGOPT (all freely available).

       So, why would anybody jeopardize proper functioning of their OS?

       −− Automatic hard drive defrag −−.

       A HDD defragmentation utility is already included in both WinXP and Windows
       Vista which can be scheduled to scan at predetermined times.

       Schedule a weekly defragmentation
       http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/defrag.mspx

       Features of the Windows Vista hard disk defragmentation utility
       Scheduled defragmentation
       http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942092

       Also, there are a few freeware defrag tools available which, the best to my
       knowledge, outperform the in−build version.
       So, why would anybody want to pay for something which comes free in the
       first place?

       −− Checks for updates to be sure they are installed −−.

       Aside from Using the free Windows Update function in both WinXP and Windows
       Vista, Secunia Personal Software Inspector, Belarc and M/S Security
       Baseline Analyzer can assist also.
       So, why would anybody want to pay for something which comes free in the
       first place?

       −− Schedules automatic backups of important files −−.

       Backup and Restore Center is an in−build version and comes free with both
       WinXP and Vista operating system.

       Windows XP Backup Made Easy
       http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/bott_03july14.mspx
       Windows Backup and Restore Center
       http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows−vista/features/backup.aspx

       So, why would one want to pay for something which comes free in the first
       place?

       BTW, some users are impressed with Cobian Backup−Free.

       −− New version 2.5 just released − designed to work exceptionally well with
       Windows Vista & XP −−.

       One would hope that this is the case, after all, it's a MSFT product!
       Selective, good−quality freeware applications are working like a charm as
       well in both WinXP and Vista operating systems!

Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop                                                 3
                                    Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop


        −− All−in−one convenient, easy to install application −−.

        So are selective, good−quality freeware applications/utilities.

        −− On sale at Newegg for only $19.99 −−

        If I were in the spending mood and were looking for a worthwhile addition
        to my Operating System I'd find another $30.− and purchase Acronis Back−Up
        package.

        Well, considering the above, I haven't got the foggiest idea what the hype
        about Windows Live OneCare package is all about!

        But, it is not unusual that in Multi National Organizations such as MSFT
        the Section Heads of the Commercial Department and the Program Engineers
        (Operating Department), are having conflicting opinions as they work for
        different goals.
        The Program Engineers are the pragmatic type, they develop things, they
        know things. They have to demonstrate high integrity in order to produce
        high quality software.
        The Advertising People know how to sell and push things. They mostly walk
        on a fine line but cross it frequently for the sake of the dollar almighty
        and in the name of the share holders. The nature of their job prevents them
        to be moral and ethical.
        The goals of the Commercial Dept. are not necessarily in the best interest
        for the end user.
        Would MSFT recommend the use of registry cleaners if Dr. Mark Russinovich
        and Ed Bott had a say? I don't think so!
        Would MSFT have included these lame additions to their Windows Live OneCare
        application if their program engineers had a say? I don't think so!
        As usual, Marketing trumps common sense. Let's hope that users pay more
        attention to the details instead to the sensational promotion.

        Please be guided accordingly!



Kayman,

BRILLIANT response and a keeper for me.

−−
All the best,
SG

Is your computer system ready for Vista?
https://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
Want to keep up with the latest news from MS?
http://news.google.com/nwshp?tab=wn&ned=us&topic=t
Just type in Microsoft

Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop                                                  4
                                 Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop


.




Re: Security for 64 bit Vista Laptop                                    5

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:5
posted:3/22/2013
language:Unknown
pages:5