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MS Anti-Spyware Beta

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    eagle

    Atlanta, the Microsoft anti-spyware beta is on the way! It's not realy a "beta" beta because it was GIANT Anti-Spyware back in 2004.

    Spyware is a moving target, so how can we keep pace?  

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    Sven Groot

    Link?

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    eagle

    De bron is van Nederland!

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    Rossj

    I hope the interface changes before it gets out of beta.  The part that is worrying me is that there appear to be lots of hyperlink style buttons but some seem to be underlined and some not. The scan options on this screen seem to be expanded but there is nothing underneath it.

    I guess Microsoft always gets mac tarts complaining about the UI, but it'd be nice to be consistent. Smiley

    NSLog made me think about this, this morning ...

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    Jaz

    seems to me to be keeping to the styling of Windows (see "My Computer" with the bar on the left side of the screen)

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    Rossj

    Jaz wrote:
    seems to me to be keeping to the styling of Windows (see "My Computer" with the bar on the left side of the screen)


    Maybe the screenshot is wrong but it shows some links being underlined and others not.  Might be that the person taking the screenshot is hovering over the link or something I guess.

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    Maurits

    eagle wrote:

    Spyware is a moving target, so how can we keep pace?  



    Online database of spyware signatures (along the lines of AV, Vipul's Razor, SURBL...)

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    Jaz

    Rossj wrote:
    Jaz wrote: seems to me to be keeping to the styling of Windows (see "My Computer" with the bar on the left side of the screen)


    Maybe the screenshot is wrong but it shows some links being underlined and others not.  Might be that the person taking the screenshot is hovering over the link or something I guess.


    the styling looks consistent to me all over windows.

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    Manip








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    Rossj

    Manip wrote:
    some pictures...


    Are you bored?

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    Sven Groot

    Manip, are you after Jamie's job? Wink

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    Jaz

    good points by manip to be honest.  I hope the C9 team get interviews (if not already secured and waiting for upload) with the AS (antispyware) team.

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    jonathanh

    Don't worry, they're catching a lot of UI bugs during the internal pre-beta release.  I've filed at least six bugs against it myself Smiley  The team are in a real crunch mode to get it out the door as fast as possible, and then clean up "fit and finish" issues left over from the original GIANT UI later on.

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    Briden

    too funny how they have it detecting the messenger + addon as spyware (it is, i know, but, come on, there must be another motive there)

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    ZippyV

    Does it integrate with the Security Center?

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    jonathanh

    Briden wrote:
    too funny how they have it detecting the messenger + addon as spyware (it is, i know, but, come on, there must be another motive there)
    Microsofties use Messenger Plus too, so that issue has been noted internally. There's no hidden motive, just the inherited database of threat classifications from GIANT.

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    Jaz

    remember to get the teams here, get some C9 exclusives for us.

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    Frank Hileman

    manip, I loved your analysis of the GUI!

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