Always what I suspected, despite Prashanth writing a gushing review on his blog, and claiming Vista is more secure. There’s a new flaw that has been detected on Vista, the ‘most secure Windows ever’. But that’s not what I found interesting. Read the article, and you’ll see that the much-touted Windows Defender, the built in security app of Windows Vista, detects only 65% malware, compared to 75-99% of other security software. And then again, the User Access Control system is turning out to be counter-productive – it throws up so many warnings at everything that I bet most users will turn it off, thus defeating its very purpose.
The fact is, Microsucks is giving away half-baked software simply to retain a monopoly and chuck out the other security software vendors. Even that, it not the major issue in my opinion. What IS major is that many newbies and not-so-techie users may be lulled into believing they’re well-protected because they’ve Windows Defender, and might not go in for proper security suites. THIS is far more disconcerting – having a large section of computers users under a state of illusion that their PC is a fortress.