PC Tools questions Windows Vista's UAC security effectiveness

The row between PC Tools and Microsoft over Windows Vista security escalated today with PC Tools attacking the effectiveness of Vista’s User Access Control (UAC) tool.Earlier this week, Microsoft attacked results of a PC Tools' study which found Vista allowed 639 threats per thousand PCs compared with 586 for Windows 2000.In a blog posting, director […]

The row between PC Tools and Microsoft over Windows Vista security escalated today with PC Tools attacking the effectiveness of Vista’s User Access Control (UAC) tool.

Earlier this week, Microsoft attacked results of a PC Tools' study which found Vista allowed 639 threats per thousand PCs compared with 586 for Windows 2000.

In a blog posting, director of Windows product management security at Microsoft, Austin Wilson, said Microsoft rejected the claims and vowed that Windows Vista was significantly less susceptible to malware than older operating systems.

However, in a statement released today, PC Tools said the company maintains its comments last week that Vista is not immune from online threats.

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