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Windows Antivirus: Vista vs XP

http://live.pirillo.com/ – Tuna wants to know: are you more vulnerable to viruses in Vista than in XP?

Since its Windows anything that’s written for Windows could potentially harm Vista as well as XP; however, Vista does things a little differently than XP in terms of how much access a program has.

Specifically Vista has UAC. In Microsoft’s mind "cancel or allow" is a layer of security, but most other people consider it an annoyance and turn it off.

The bottom line: run anti-virus software. If you don’t then you’re just as risk of infection as someone who is running an unprotected XP machine.

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