[OT] Yet another Windows nasty

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Your Name, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Your Name

    Your Name Guest

    Yet another Windoze nasty was installed, completely bypassing and
    unrecognised by the running and fully updated (and worthless) Avast! This
    time it was called "MSEndpoint.exe", and again only UnhackMe found it. X-(

    I have no idea what this nasty does (nor do I care), but the only way I knew
    it was there was because the dial-up modems lights showed it was busy
    receiving when it should not have been doing anything. Anyone using a fast
    Internet connection and/or having no visual indication of data traffic would
    never have known.

    Long live the Mac!! If Apple ever went bankrupt and Windoze was the only
    choice, I'd simply never touch another computer. :-\
     
    Your Name, Jun 19, 2010
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    I know it’s not easy, but there are ways to prevent that,
    even on Windows.
    For Windows to be the only choice, FOSS would have to be illegal
    (highly unlikely), and enforcement would have to be successful
    (even more unlikely).
     
    Wes Groleau, Jun 19, 2010
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  3. Ummmm....OK....what is FOSS?

    would have to be illegal
     
    Me, ...again!, Jun 19, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    free open source software. ever heard of google?
     
    Guest, Jun 19, 2010
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  5. free open source software. ever heard of google?[/QUOTE]

    First hit:
    <http://www.fossweb.com/>

    Second hit:
    <http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/>

    In fact, out of the first fifteen hits only the third and 14th pertain to
    free open source software.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jun 19, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    which means it would answer his question.

    or he could try googling for define: foss, in which case it's the first
    hit.
     
    Guest, Jun 19, 2010
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  7. You haven't exhausted your choices yet.
     
    Rockinghorse Winner, Jun 19, 2010
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  8. which means it would answer his question.[/QUOTE]

    And he would have to assume that none of the other thirteen are what you
    had meant.
    Or he could ask you what you meant instead of searching and guessing which
    of the answers was the one you meant.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jun 19, 2010
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  9. You haven't exhausted your choices yet.[/QUOTE]

    I Apple ever went bankrupt, I'd keep using my Macintosh; it would still be
    working.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Jun 19, 2010
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  10. Google does not answer all questions, otherwise thanks.

    But, you should be aware that not all free software is open source, and
    not all open source software is free either.
     
    Me, ...again!, Jun 19, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    so use fs and oss where appropriate.
     
    Guest, Jun 19, 2010
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  12. I do.
     
    Me, ...again!, Jun 19, 2010
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  13. Your Name

    Your Name Guest

    Yep, don't plug your Windoze box into the Internet, nor use any external
    storage from other users.
     
    Your Name, Jun 19, 2010
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    Your Name Guest

    Apple shouldn't have even bothered since the only way to get those is to
    download pirate and install software. The Pirates get what they deserve.
     
    Your Name, Jun 19, 2010
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    Your Name Guest

    I never said "saintly Apple". Despite what silly anti-virus sellers like to
    claim, it's a FACT that there are no real Mac virsues. Apple only bothered
    to include / update the software to appease the whining idiots.
     
    Your Name, Jun 19, 2010
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    Your Name Guest

    I Apple ever went bankrupt, I'd keep using my Macintosh; it would still be
    working.[/QUOTE]

    True, but it wouldn't last forever (although depending on the individual
    owner's age it might last long enough for them).
     
    Your Name, Jun 19, 2010
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    Your Name Guest

    Mac OS X has zero real threats. Even Mac OS "Classic" had very few and you'd
    be extremely unlucky to ever get one.

    Unlike Windoze that already has many many thousands with more added every
    day and "anti"-virus software that simply can't possibly keep up with them
    all.
     
    Your Name, Jun 19, 2010
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    Since acronyms often skip little words, I feel absolutely
    no shame in supposing there might be an ‘or’ after the ‘Free’
     
    Wes Groleau, Jun 20, 2010
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    Apple does. If you want to know what files are there, you download
    the package, and in one of the first few steps of the install, select
    "Show Files" from the menu.

    And if you want to know the change, save the old version before
    finishing the install.
     
    Wes Groleau, Jun 20, 2010
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    Your Name Guest

    I've yet to see any information about any real threat. Just loads of "what
    if" possibilities, and hot air from anti-virus sellers and anti-Apple
    morons.
     
    Your Name, Jun 20, 2010
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