Andy Ful

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This is why I recommend KSC Free. WD cannot be trusted and you can't just repair install it to fix it.
Ha, ha. Bearing in mind the full story about this issue and some known Kaspersky issues in the past (after some Windows Upgrades), you should probably recommend the opposite. :giggle:
WD is irritating, but its issues do not impact much the security (GUI bugs, minor bugs).
Any strong & effective 3rd party AV (like Kaspersky) will have much greater problems on Windows 10, until M$ will stop changing the behavior of APIs, kernel, etc. But, this is improbable.
 
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Andy Ful

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The new Windows as a Service (WaaS) model makes us all test crash dummies.

Windows 10 users working as unpaid, de facto beta testers.

"Hole-lee brick-cheeze Andy, they changed the API ! Hold on bro !"

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On Windows Home, they push to users also enterprise features which are dangerous for the customers (unneeded services, old protocols, scripting, etc.).
 

SeriousHoax

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Ha, ha. Bearing in mind the full story about this issue and some known Kaspersky issues in the past (after some Windows Upgrades), you should probably recommend the opposite. :giggle:
WD is irritating, but its issues do not impact much the security (GUI bugs, minor bugs).
Any strong & effective 3rd party AV (like Kaspersky) will have much greater problems on Windows 10, until M$ will stop changing the behavior of APIs, kernel, etc. But, this is improbable.
This is true indeed. The latest version of ESET broke things too. It's been more than a week I guess but they've yet to fix the issue. WD is more stable in similar regards.
 
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On Windows Home, they push to users also enterprise features which are dangerous for the customers (unneeded services, old protocols, scripting, etc.).
Most people here use either Linux or Mac OS. Lots and lots of MacBook Pro 15s here.

For average people, MacOS is arguably the best overall solution to the Windows problem that is available on the market. Except for the device prices. I love the MacBook Pro 15. Well above average hardware and ergonomics (subjective). I have a problem with the $3000 price tag.
 

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Interesting bug, at least the scan finished faster.:p

In all seriousness though, I don't think this bug was a big issue. Real-time protection wasn't affected, so systems were still protected. Most people don't run quick/full scans that much anyways. I don't think this is a good example to say, I won't recommend WD, I recommend a 3rd party instead. I don't know of any 3rd party that hasn't had, or continues to have bugs, both big and small. Why do all vendors have change logs and release updates constantly? Most of the updates are to fix something or other, so this isn't just a MS issue.

This is just the nature of software in general, there will be bugs, but fortunately this one really wasn't that bad, people were still protected and MS fixed it pretty fast, so no need to run for the hills and lose sleep over this.:cool::emoji_beer:
 

notabot

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On Windows Home, they push to users also enterprise features which are dangerous for the customers (unneeded services, old protocols, scripting, etc.).
True, though I wonder when they move to their new model if running something like H_C, which uses ie SRP and ASR, will be possible for home users. Even the AV, itself what if network protection module was not even there to enable via registry/GPO.

My fear is that the total cost for features that aren't used by a lot of people will be high as they will be bundled only with expensive editions of Windows.
 

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On Windows Home, they push to users also enterprise features which are dangerous for the customers (unneeded services, old protocols, scripting, etc.).
wow, thanks, I almost fell into that trap! I just installed w10 pro 1903 into VMware workstation, and right away I was offered to "upgrade" to enterprise + additional cost. I was just getting ready to post that question and I see your comment answering it and showing my hesitation was correct choice. :)
 

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Within the next 10 years, you can count on Microsoft announcing that users will have to pay annual license fees for Windows Home.
Coincidentally, I got the notification today that Microsoft is abolishing the Home Use Program (HUP) as we know it.

If your company purchases Microsoft in certain way, employees can get big discounts on Microsoft software.

HUP allowed us to buy Microsoft Office for $10 for life.

Now... it's going to a discounted version of Office 365 where you pay, and pay, and pay.... forever.

Until you die.

The End.