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PC Tools Claims Vista as Less Secured

The claim by PC Tools that Microsoft has not optimized the security on its Windows Vista software led to a dispute between the two companies escalated on May 16, 2008, with PC Tools questioning the soundness of Vista's User Access Control tool.

Earlier in the third week of May 2008, Microsoft refuted the findings of a study by PC Tools, in which it found that Vista was vulnerable to 639 threats for every 1,000 computers in contrast to 86 for Windows 2000. But Microsoft has dismissed PC Tools' claim that Windows 2000 allows less malware attacks than Vista.

In this connection, Austin Wilson, Director of Windows Product Management Security, Microsoft wrote in a blog that the company rejected the PC Tools claim that Window...

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