Re: Microsoft Lauches Security Plan for Windows

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There should always be a diversity of antivirus software makers. The reason is that each of them will catch things that the others don't, and the only way to be sure they're thorough is to have them compete with each other. Having a multiplicity of antivirus programs helps ensure that a virus will be detected by *somebody* before it infects

*everybody*. An antivirus monopoly would be a single point of vulnerability for everyone.

Having said that, I'm glad to see Microsoft getting into the virus protection business because it gives them an incentive to make their OS harder for viruses to get into. At least, the antivirus team and the OS team are in the same company.

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