I dont know if you have heard about what microsoft is planning to do to us lot with infected pcs that are still using the web instead of sorting the prob out. Microsoft is thing of banning infected pcs from accessing the web. I think that it is an exellent idea as long as there is no charge as that they would be charging us for something that they should of required with the installation by default. to find out more please see this artical on the bbc website and reply your opinion as I would enjoy to see the results thank you for reading, and thank you even more if you reply.
I read this as a Microsoft exec suggests that ISPs ban infected computers from the net. So where is it that most people go when they get infected! On the net to download a fix. It’s a bit like saying if you are ill you cannot go to a doctor.
A much better step would be for your ISP to send you a message that xyz virus /trogan has been detected on your machine, after all everything goes through their servers,so theirs should be the first line of defence.
A free anti-virus software program may seem like a good idea, but consider how much you pay for you internet service(per annum) and the value of your computer.
Will a free solution get you the same benfits as a good pay system.