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Vista will ship without anti virus

by Nikola Strahija on January 29th, 2006 Microsoft will not implement anti-virus protection in Vista. Company executives state that is because of various business reasons.

Instead of implementing AV protection to its new product, as promised, Microsoft is going to sell the anti-virus product unbundled through its OneCare online service, according to Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's platform products and services division.

When asked why, Allchin refused to answer, citing complicated reasons. Anyhow, Windows Vista is going to still be protected -to some level- through Windows Defender. Other security improvements of Windows have still not been taken down, so IE7 will have heightened phishing protection, while stricter user management policy will limit the use of USB devices

Also, there will be a built-in firewall capable of filtering suspicious traffic originating from a Vista PC as well as ingress filtering.

Other interesting news concerning Windows Vista is that it's probably not going to make the end of the year release deadline. It seems that quality is the main concern here.

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