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[quote=disrupted] i'm not entirely sure siria but i think the reason or the main one for giving protection to programfiles like system32 in vista and 7 etc is anti virus programs because some viruses, first thing they do is look for antiviruses resident exe and corrupt them and ddisable them by adding null values in the header of the exe so giving the entire programfiles write-restrictions can sometimes prevent viruses from attacking the av binaries but newer more sophisticated viruses can still override that or like rootkit viruses that don't care about that anyway and can infect.. however ms knowing that some programs that need full write and install in programfiles can still allow their folders write-access with installers like installshield or msi whilst keep the programfiles folder protected in general the problem with antiviruses is they will always be a step behind viruses with the update definitions.. someone will probably bite me head off now but i don't like antiviruses and never used them.. i think the whole concept is stupid, just like artillery in a war.. one army creates what they think the best defense system which is impenetrable, soon the other army creates a superior assault weapon that completely breaks that defense..it's endless warfare and unfortunately the battlefield is your computer. that's why i prefer simple but very efficient protection like trust-no-exe from beyond logic or ms own dep.. this way the pc is always secure and my resources are not a part of this war[/quote]
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