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We knew that Windows XP was holding back Microsoft’s ability to innovate on the security of its operating systems, but just how much? Well according to new data released in the company’s annual Security Intelligence Report, infection rates for Windows 7 are five times lower than a fully patched machine running Windows XP SP3. Windows Vista faired significantly better, however infection rates were still almost double that of a comparable Windows 7 based PC.
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Not good for computer techs like me.
    
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Not good for computer techs like me.
Stop being lazy bro, time to write a killer win 7 virus .

I'd say write a mac one, but they'd all cry to the apple store instead of you.
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Stop being lazy bro, time to write a killer win 7 virus .

I'd say write a mac one, but they'd all cry to the apple store instead of you.
well said
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It still does not stop attacks via social engineering.
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I would rather spend my time upgrading and building custom PC's than virus removal, but maybe thats just me.
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It still does not stop attacks via social engineering.
Rofl. True story bro.
    
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It still does not stop attacks via social engineering.
Yep. I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

No amount of software engineering can fix stupid.
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Stop being lazy bro, time to write a killer win 7 virus .

I'd say write a mac one, but they'd all cry to the apple store instead of you.
Haha, good one.
Sadly they only have the RTM version of Windows 7 tested

Must not... must not...
Darn I did it.
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Yep. I've said it before, and I'll say it again:

No amount of software engineering can fix stupidity.
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It still does not stop attacks via social engineering.
Nor attacks via embedded ads.
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