What is the Anti-Windows Catalog?
"Safe Computing" means preventing computing problems before they can happen. On modern versions of Microsoft Windows, safe computing includes using Windows' built-in safety features, like the NTFS file system, Automatic Updates, the built-in Firewall (or a NAT-capable router for Windows 2000), and Limited User (or Restricted User in Windows 2000) access.
Way too many products don't work with these safety features enabled. Many of these products only came out in 2003 and 2004 -- months since Windows XP's release. This suggests the designers simply don't care, or don't have the resources or the permission to test their products in a safe computing environment.
The Anti-Windows Catalog is a catalog of these products that don't work with safe computing. If you want to prevent computing problems before they happen, you should not use anything listed here. Remember to look for competing products in Microsoft's Windows Catalog as well.
The Anti-Windows Catalog is also user-edited, so the products you find here were actually tested by their users. The Catalog lets these companies' customers become their critics.
To help you search for these products, the Catalog lets you search by a partial name, a partial manufacturer's name, or a partial category name. Searching categories for "game," for instance, should produce a list of all game products.
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