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0 % =>... I uninstall/remove right away
43.7 % =>... gets overwritten anyway when I install Linux or BSD
0 % =>... gets overwritten anyway with a fresh install of Windows
0 % =>... I actually like to try out and sometimes buy
0 % =>... I keep installed but actually never use
Total Answers: 5766

Selected Comments

  • Format, I never trust what the hardware vendor could have done to the windows install, plus I like to dual boot my machines with a flavour of linux
  • I never use the factory pre-install image, what a pain!
  • depends on if the bloatware uninstalls properly, I do a fresh install if it does not.
  • The PC Decrapifier is a great start for "personal" computers.
  • For Windows systems I uninstall / remove manually and with tools like Decrapifier, as well as remoing anything else from startup via msconfig. Otherwise, I install Fedora (or insert your favorite distro here) and don't worry about it. It's rare that I'd
  • For my last personal computer, I went to the business section of Dell primarily in an attempt to get a PC with less junk on it.
  • My last new purchase had 46 connections open to the cloud after boot. But none after I installed Debian :)
  • I try stuff out first ... use the AV trial till done then change it. Remove all totaly useless junk
  • like to do reinstall but ecomincs get in way
  • A clean install is the only sane approach for a security professional
  • Corporate laptops get paved with a new image, home laptops get the crapware removed right away as paving often has troubles with drivers for tweaked hardware so you want to keep the originals. Then go to the manufacturer's website and look for updates.
  • Poll Archives

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    2. The end of XP is looming where are you at?
    3. What is going to trouble you the most in 2014?
    4. What are your plans when XP is no longer supported?
    5. What is your main concern about Java?
    6. Which of the following issues impacted the most your business in 2012?
    7. What are the top 5 unresolved (or underresolved) security issues of 2012?
    8. Cyber Security Awareness Month Activities 2012
    9. Are you currently using a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution to collect security logs?
    10. Which security patch delivery schedule do you prefer? Choose according to your role-- if you install the patches yourslef, choose the system administration option.
    11. Which security patch delivery schedule do you prefer?
    12. Phishing and client side attacks, the future?
    13. What security issue concerns you the most this year?
    14. Do you monitor or otherwise secure your printers in your environment?
    15. In the coming 12 months, what is your deployment plan or status with IPv6?
    16. How are you dealing with Malicious Domains?
    17. How is your organization dealing with Windows executables?
    18. Which of the following issues affected your business in 2010?
    19. What is your biggest fear with Mobile Devices in your enterprise?
    20. The most annoying web application attacks are ...
    21. What is your opinion of the actions of the "Microsoft-Spurned Researcher Collective"? (Full disclosure with no vendor notification)
    22. How do you protect your internet connected mobile devices such as smart phones and PDAs from malware and how do you know it works?
    23. How is your organization handling PDF documents?
    24. What DNS server do you use as a resolver?
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    26. Do you have port 445 blocked at your firewall?
    27. How many insider threat cases have you dealt with so far this year?
    28. Trial software and Bloat pre-installed on new PCs...
    29. Has your organization dealt with any of the following during the past 12 months?
    30. Do you use virtualization in the DMZ?
    31. Defective harddisks under warranty, containing sensitive data...
    32. Microsoft's 'responsible' behavior in releasing MS09-017 was:
    33. Does your organization have a pandemic plan?
    34. Our web application security is controlled by:
    35. How was your organization affected by Conficker C?
    36. How is your organization handling Conficker C?
    37. If you plan to deploy, or have deployed Wireless, in what frequency do you plan to deploy 802.11n?
    38. Have you received notification that you are the victim of a security breach? If so, did you receive an offer for credit monitoring?
    39. How is the economic downturn affecting your IT Security Program?
    40. My security budget for 2009 is:
    41. Has your organization suffered a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack in the last year?
    42. How are you securing your Wireless Networks?
    43. How are you handling the “out-of-band” MS08-067 patch?
    44. What activities are you having for Cyber Security Awareness Month?
    45. When was your last Incident Response Test Exercise?
    46. How are you handling the DNS vulnerability issue?
    47. How do you handle data leakage protection?
    48. How do you secure remote presentation software (Webex, Netmeeting, etc)?
    49. What have you done to secure your home networking equipment?