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Windows Vista claimed security

Date: February 08, 2007

After recent claims that Windows Vista packages provide enhanced levels of security, tests have been conducted to prove otherwise. The tough-testing Virus Bulletin, the independent security certification body tested 15 anti-virus software packages, but only 11 passed.

Two of the four packages to fail were Windows Vista’s Live OneCare, and the popular McAfee’s VirusScan. Technical consultant John Hawes who was involved in the tests said: “With the number of delays that we’ve seen in Vista’s release, there’s no excuse for security vendors not to have their products right by now.”

The tough VB100 anti-virus tests put each package individually up against a selection of viruses that are known to be circulating the computer world. The products were up against the most stringent criterion, including the detection of each virus when scanning fresh files, without raising any false alarms.
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