"Morris Cox" <RRCI@nospam.nospam.> wrote in message
> LoneStar wrote:
>> What about the Malicious Software Removal Tool that's updated and run
>> every month? That along with Defender "should" be good enough, along
>> with Vista's inherent protection schemes and strengths. Plus, I run
>> One-Care Live occasionally.
>> I know I'm going against the grain but since my Vista is running SO well,
>> and I'm VERY careful what I download and where I go on the Internet, I
>> would hesitate to run an AV program to load the system down more.
>> Yeah, I know..................
> The Malicious Software Removal Tool only checks for some viruses (virii?).
You were right the first time. It's "viruses." "Virii" is just illiterate.
> You're still liable to be blind-sided by other viruses and by malware
> (even with Defender).
Yes. Lonestar's comment that "Malicious Software Removal Tool ... along with
Defender 'should' be good enough" is not at all accurate, It's important to
note what Eric Howes, who has done extensive testing on Anti-Spyware
"No single anti-spyware scanner removes everything. Even the best-performing
anti-spyware scanner in these tests missed fully one quarter of the
"critical" files and Registry entries" See
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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