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Allchin backtracks on Vista virus claims




Allchin backtracks on Vista virus claims
Allchin backtracks on Vista virus claims



http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35680 

By John Sherwin
11 November 2006

FURTHER TO our earlier report regarding Jim Allchins remarks which 
suggested Windows Vista may not need an antivirus system, the man 
himself has moved to clarify his comments.

Writing in his bog [1] he apologised that, "what I said wasnt as clear 
as it could have been."

"Its important for me," he said, "that our customers are using the 
appropriate security solutions for the right situations, whether thats 
security functionality integrated in the operating systems, or add-on 
products."

He went on to add that he was describing a very specific situation where 
a machine was locked down using the in-built features of Vista, and 
added that "most users will use some form of antivirus software, and 
that will be appropriate for their scenarios."

We're glad thats been cleared up then.  

[1] http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2006/11/10/windows-vista-defense-in-depth.aspx 


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