[Coco] VCC Color Computer 3 Emulator v2.0.1 - Public

Dave Philipsen dave at davebiz.com
Fri Oct 2 15:44:41 EDT 2015

I believe that some anti-virus programs and some browsers will oversee 
your browsing activities and prevent you (or at least caution you 
strongly) from visiting a site that is deemed dangerous.  There are 
still a whole bunch of Windows XP computers running out there and many 
are connected to the internet and I'm not saying they're not getting 
infected but a lot of it depends on what websites you visit and which 
browser you use and whether you understand a security threat. I 
personally still have one computer that is running XP and feel safe 
using it knowing that it could be more vulnerable and that it's not 
being 'protected' by Microsoft updates. But perhaps for an uneducated 
person who is not wise to the pitfalls of the internet the story may be 


On 2015-10-02 14:04, Barry Nelson wrote:
> Sorry, but that's just not true. If you access the wrong web page with
> that system, I don't care what antivirus or firewall you have, your
> system can be infected faster than you can say identity theft! The
> exploit can bypass or disable any antivirus on that system before the
> antivirus can react because it can trick the OS into running unsafe
> code due to the multiple un-patched security holes. I have seen it
> happen to someone else who would not listen to me. You simply can not
> use an un-patched system to safely browse the internet, and any XP is
> un-patched.
> On Oct 2, 2015, at 12:50 PM, coco-request at maltedmedia.com wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:57:38 -0400
>> From: Al Hartman <alhartman6 at optonline.net>
>> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] VCC Color Computer 3 Emulator v2.0.1 - Public
>> 	Release(finally!)
>> Message-ID: <B27EF6A78E384FE9BAF5DAD401E63F22 at Inspiron15>
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>> If you run a good third party anti-virus/firewall program, and scan
>> regularly. Windows XP is no more unsafe than any other OS. Especially 
>> if you
>> are behind a router.

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