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Is you Windows system down or failing due to a malware or virus infection?

farrellj (563) writes | more than 3 years ago

User Journal 2

There is a nasty piece of malware going around that has caused a number of people I know to have their Windows machines to crash and I am tired of people complaining about Windows virus/malware infections...

So let me put it mildly....Surfing the net using the Windows operating system is like having sex with multiple partners that you pick up on the street and you don't use a condom, or if you do, it always has a hole or two in it. And you do this for multiple hours of ever day.

There is a nasty piece of malware going around that has caused a number of people I know to have their Windows machines to crash and I am tired of people complaining about Windows virus/malware infections...

So let me put it mildly....Surfing the net using the Windows operating system is like having sex with multiple partners that you pick up on the street and you don't use a condom, or if you do, it always has a hole or two in it. And you do this for multiple hours of ever day.

That is surfing with Windows. Even when you use an anti-virus or anti-malware program, there are *NO* anti-virus or anti-malware programs that will stop them all. And what's more...people don't blame Windows on being insecure, they blame it on the virus and malware writers!

Or, to put it another way, it is sort of like complaining that buglers and thieves are breaking into your home, yet the only thing barring them from entering you home is turning a door knob because you have no locks or alarm systems installed. That is using Windows to surf the net.

So *PLEASE* start putting pressure Microsoft to secure their operating system, or switch to something more secure, like Mac OS, or Linux. And before you give me that BS that Linux doesn't get as many infections as Windows because it is less popular...think about this...Facebook runs on Linux, Google runs on Linux, Akamai runs on Linux, 98% of the to 500 fastest computers in the World run Linux. The fastest selling phone operating system, Android, is a version of Linux. There are easily as many Linux system out there as there are Windows system, and I am willing to bet there are actually *more* Linux system than Windows systems.

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Cue APK... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35811990)

Clearly you should have a psychic hosts file that lists every host of malware ever, known or unknown. APK-brand hosts files make your windows systems super secure, compared to that shitty open sores linux system.

It is partially due to the users, too... (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | more than 3 years ago | (#35813302)

You seem to have overlooked that most windows users log in to their home windows PC with full admin access, every single time. Which invites virus infections like nothing else. Easily half (or more) of all windows infections are written with the assumption that they are going to infect a system where the current user is admin.

Not to play the devil's advocate but I have unprotected systems at work running various windows version that get only MS patches and stay clean by not running as admin when it is not needed.
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