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Gadgetell Experiment: Naked Windows final update

Gadgetell Experiment: Naked Windows final update

If you didn’t know, I was running an experiment for the month of May where I would run two Windows XP machines. Neither one would have anti-virus or anti-spyware running. One machine was dubbed “Win Idiot” and was used in a way an idiot would use their computer. The other machine, “Cautious Windows,” only visits “safe” sites. Let’s see where we stand at the end of the experiment.

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Gadgetell Experiment: Naked Windows week 2 update

Gadgetell Experiment: Naked Windows week 2 update

If you didn’t know, I am running an experiment using two Windows machines. Both are not running any antivirus or anti-spyware. One machine will be used in a limited fashion—going only to “safe” sites and being very cautious. The other machine is being used as if the user was an idiot. Week 1 went without a hitch. How about week 2? Keep reading.

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Gadgetell Experiment: Naked Windows week 1 update

Gadgetell Experiment: Naked Windows week 1 updateIf you didn’t know, I am running an experiment using two Windows machines. Both are not running any antivirus or anti-spyware. One machine will be used in a limited fashion — going only to “safe” sites and being very cautious. The other machine is being used as if the user was an idiot. So how are the machines faring? Keep reading.

Can you run Windows without anti-virus or anti-spyware? Gadgetell experiments

Today, I will be starting an experiment that will last all of May, 2009. Here’s the setup: two machines, both running Windows XP that will be using Windows Updater (so the OS will be patched). Neither will have anti-virus or anti-spyware software running. With one machine I will only go to designated “safe” download sites and well known websites. With the other, I will act like an idiot.

I will provide weekly updates on Fridays and eventually at the end of the month will find out how screwed up each machine is using scanning tools. Are you ready for the experiment? More details to come.