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Allchin backtracks on Vista virus claims

Clear as mud
Sat Nov 11 2006, 18:57
FURTHER TO our earlier report regarding Jim Allchin's remarks which suggested Windows Vista may not need an antivirus system, the man himself has moved to clarify his comments.

Writing in his bog he apologised that, "what I said wasn't as clear as it could have been."

"It's important for me," he said, "that our customers are using the appropriate security solutions for the right situations, whether that's 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 that's been cleared up then. µ

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