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Wrong move.

All it takes is someone to plug there usb into your pc, and bam you have a virus. And how do you know you don't have a virus, if you don't ever scan for viruses.
Well for one, you can't plug a usb into my machine. I have no available ports. For 2 no one is going to be plugging anything into my machine. 3. I know I don't have any malware on my machine because I remove at least 2-3 a day while at work. I'm very familiar with how they work, what they do and where they commonly are.

All you really need is Firefox with noscript and have the knowledge of knowing what to click on and what not to click on.

Also, the only sites I ever visit on my home machine are OCN, facebook, saabcentral, and prisonplanet. And I don't fall for that, OOOO I GOT A FREE IPHONE 4 CLICK HERE!!!! crap.
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post #102 of 233
This will cause more problems than it will solve.
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post #103 of 233
This is an infraction of someone's right to use a service they have paid for, its conditions should be dictated/sorted by the ISP.
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post #104 of 233
Hrm, and how would apple/android/linux/etc systems get these certificates? They really need some software that blocks people whose machines show botnet activity, and redirect all their http requests to a page telling them how to clean their machines.
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This is a terrible idea. They want means with which to deny PCs access to the entire Internet? What comes next? "Oh sorry, you're not using approved hardware to the Internet, please go buy the latest blah blah blah in order to resume Internet surfing." or maybe "We're sorry, you've visited non-approved sites in the last two days, you've been banned from the Internet for a week."

And as others have said, a health certificate could be forged.
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post #106 of 233
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3. I know I don't have any malware on my machine because I remove at least 2-3 a day while at work. I'm very familiar with how they work, what they do and where they commonly are.

All you really need is Firefox with noscript and have the knowledge of knowing what to click on and what not to click on.

Also, the only sites I ever visit on my home machine are OCN, facebook, saabcentral, and prisonplanet. And I don't fall for that, OOOO I GOT A FREE IPHONE 4 CLICK HERE!!!! crap.
^ this. I get easily irritated when people ask me why I don't use any anti-viruses, saying it's impossible for me to totally evade and/or find viruses on my own without the help of computer scans. How about: know what the hell you're doing online; don't click on obvious stupid crap like "Punch the monkey to win $1,000!"

It would be very controversial, but I think it's a fantastic idea. I say controversial because nearly everyone with internet PAYS for their internet service. Microsoft would be interrupting their service which may be in violation of the provider's security laws since Microsoft is somewhere preventing communication from the ISP to their customer to the interwebs.
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post #107 of 233
That would make Windows PCs so much more secure. Without infected computers being able to access the Internet, it would quaranteen computers in real time
     
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post #108 of 233
I don't like it.

This would give some central authority the right to choose who gets internet access and who does not.

Political dissidents will be at the top of the list for quarantine, regardless of how "healthy" their computers are.
post #109 of 233
Even though this is a moderately good idea, if someone does this they will end up getting sued for limiting use of a device someone bought, because if the thing sees something as malware that isn't then it could cause a lawsuit
post #110 of 233
M$ would have greater success by employing a highly publicized squad of computer geniuses and assassins.

The computer geniuses track down people developing and deploying viruses and the assassins assassinate them.

I think that on the whole that's a better deterrent. Making a new, shiny obstacle for virus creators to have to overcome is more of an incentive to be the first with a method of bypassing it.
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