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And you think that couldn't happen on XP? If anything it would be EASIER for that to happen on Windows XP because thanks to UAC in Vista it does add an extra layer of basic security.
=.=

Where did I say that? All I said was XP has good enough basic security, as does Vista and 7, but users shouldn't rely on the OS to shield them from viruses. And UAC is worthless, Comodo Firewall can do the same as what UAC does on XP/Vista/7 and do a better job of it, since you can run it in paranoid/sandbox mode if you're that worried about being hacked or your computer being (possibly) compromised, and you can stop the program transmitting info to the internet without it making any risky changes to your PC, unlike UAC which will give the program near-full control if you "Allow" it to. UAC is basic level security almost identical to what Linux has had for ages before Windows 7/Vista (which will not let you do change anything major without you being the root user and giving it the go-ahead).
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I think its obvious that the newest OS would do better as MS has improved security exponentially in 7 compared to XP.
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What are the units of this measurement?
    
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My step brother is a major contributor for raising virus stats...

I had to do a complete format and free space wipe of his drive, then I installed Windows 7 64bit for him, got him NOD32.. 30 minutes later he comes running up stairs swearing holding his laptop and he already has a virus...
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What are the units of this measurement?
Seems like a percentage. However, I've got no idea where they've got it from.

But it seems pretty obvious, as Vista/7 have UAC by default, which helps, and 7 got rid of USB key autorun, etc.
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I have fixed 3 Windows 7 viruses last week on some of my friends laptops....
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I have fixed 3 Windows 7 viruses last week on some of my friends laptops....
Tell them to stop going to crappy porn sites.
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Tell them to stop going to crappy porn sites.
Well one of my friends was German so who knows what he was looking at. Lol my other friend was typing a paper and went to an anti-bulling site and got hounded by viruses, and the other one probably was looking at porn. I told him he has to search safe if he wants some.
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Well one of my friends was German so who knows what he was looking at. Lol my other friend was typing a paper and went to an anti-bulling site and got hounded by viruses, and the other one probably was looking at porn. I told him he has to search safe if he wants some.
Get him to switch to something besides Internet Explorer and teach him to use Private Browsing, it'll stop him from getting most of those again.
    
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