Intel and McAfee Reveal DeepSAFE Tech

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oneblackened

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[citation][nom]oneblackened[/nom]Great idea on paper... The chance for false positives is too high.[/citation]
By that, I mean it seems like it would be uncontrollable by the end user.
 

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[citation][nom]eddieroolz[/nom]Even though it sounds like such a good idea, why is there this uneasiness? Maybe McAfee has something to do with it.[/citation]


Agreed. They need to PROVE to the consumer that McAfee processes won't stifle the good operating characteristics of the system.
 

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[citation][nom]memadmax[/nom]Wait a minute....Doesn't DEP(Data Execution Prevention) do the same thing?[/citation]
No that prevents buffer overflows. This is to look for root kits.
 

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Wow...
Intel took one of the biggest pieces of bloatware available that isn't even good at what it does.
All that cpu performance will easily go down the drain because of this piece of bloat added to the mix.
Unless of course Intel encourages Mcafee to clean up their act (and product) like Norton did a few years back.
 

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This...

According to the company, the tech resides underneath the computer's operating system..
Then this...

McAfee said that the DeepSAFE technology runs with Microsoft Windows 7, but the company anticipates that it will also run with Windows 8..
Do they mean, 'runs ON MS Windows 7'. Dodgy wording there.

How can they say that the thing runs under the OS, then say that it runs with Win7? If it sits under the OS then it wouldn't care which OS is there. It wouldn't need OS support because it does its own thing, which is look at how the OS and everything on it do their thing.
 

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[citation][nom]jryan388[/nom]Or we could just use linux!! FTW!! Too bad no gaming...[/citation]
there is a reason this so called linux is not popular....gaming is not one of them
 

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[citation][nom]nebun[/nom]there is a reason this so called linux is not popular....gaming is not one of them[/citation]
Please enlighten us with your vast knowledge of why this "so called linux" is not popular?

Regardless, the article references tech that has the potential to make computing safer. That is a good thing.
 

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Simple Linux is a pain in the butt to use for your average everyday grandma, mother, old man, young kids, pretty much 80 percent of America. Installing programs is hard. Gotta point to the right library or your stuck. Gotta remember that command line to execute the install package. Thats one of the many reasons why people don't like it. They see it as crude and undeveloped. Or it makes them feel dumb because they have to figure out the extra steps to do the same thing on windows. Windows is easy because you can do use the mouse to control 100 percent of the OS with ease. Without knowledge of a computer what it is and how it is supposed to work. It's computing for dummies. Therefore dummies like it and dummies make up the lions share of the market place. We en-lighted gamers/enthusiast/grandmaster techies know better but the dummies don't want to invest the time we do. they want to sit down double click and Facebook comes up from the day they get it home from the store.
 
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