Aug 20, 2004 at 9:56AMYou just put yourself on the blacklist for a HR job at Microsoft. Grats!
I'm playing the surprise card.
System patched up to date (Win2k3 Web Edition)
No background virus scanner (only an occasional scan)
No problems here. And the machine runs 24/7 hooked up to the Internet. Though it's more like an experiment than ignorance.
I can tell you from experience that home users will likely hit OK and ignore any warnings if the application title is pleasing enough, for instance above mentioned exampole "Paris Hilton pictures".
Another question anyway:
Will ClickOnce show warnings if the publisher changed during an update? Because it wouldn't be exactly the bomb when some hacker uploads a different package and ClickOnce assumes it automatically safe because the update comes from the same place as the initial install and all previous updates.
The problem with listing repro steps is that internally they're using newer builds than us beta testers. And I've seen it a couple of times in the Office 2003 beta that my repro steps didn't work for the developers, because changes in the newer builds changed the way slightly to reproduce it, so I had a bunch of bugs that had to be reopened after a beta refresh.
So depending on what's reported, I'd expect the developers to take at least a quick look at the responsible code section, hoping for some "Doh" moment.