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Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
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TerryB
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10/31/2013 | 5:23:53 PM
re: Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
Dude, I never even heard of it and doubt many other people have either. So how is the support cost of running two completely different o/s, not to mention paying a security contractor like you. Doubt it would pass a risk/reward analysis outside of the most critical businesses like banking. Getting a virus and cleaning it up would be more cost effective.
KyleS211
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10/31/2013 | 1:39:12 PM
re: Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
I always wonder when I see these kind of articles if MS creates some of this Malware just to get people to move on to their next OS? The timing is always suspicious. Just saying.
IT-security-gladiator
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10/30/2013 | 6:12:35 PM
re: Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
Nice try but you are dead wrong. Apparently you have no clue how it works. I can safely bet you do not have Robolinux on any PC or laptop.
Aroper-VEC
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10/30/2013 | 6:09:32 PM
re: Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
That's a clever solution for quick remediation, but it does not offer true "protection". Further, the EU can still download and save an infected file in their Linux partition and then re-infect the restored VM just as easily by executing or opening the corrupted files.
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10/30/2013 | 6:05:27 PM
re: Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
I am IT consultant all over Asia to help secure companies pc's and servers from malware. With the new morphing viruses I had to get really creative and innvoative to bring a real solution to the table that works. The anti virus software etc just can't protect them from morphing i.e. changing malware anymore.

So I found this commercial Linux OS that cocoons all versions of Windows: i.e. 7 & XP inside a very innovative and specialized VM so that the users data files are saved to a Linux partition while the Windows OS & software is initially backed up and stored in just one .vdi file safely inside the Linux partition, which contains their original Windows installation with all its programs too. So when they get hit with a morphing virus it takes them only one click to restore their original copy of Windows and of course since their data is always safe inside the Linux partition and fully read writable from the Windows OS with bookmarked folders there is no downtime as it only takes seconds to click on their Robolinux menu option that restores their original perfect Windows Virtual Machine back to the way it was before the virus struck them.

The result is they are completely immune to all Windows malware.

I can barely keep up with the demand for it. Check it out: Google Robolinux.
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