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# During a heated debate between the developers of a computer virus

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During a heated debate between the developers of a computer virus protection program, the subjects of design and the interactive characteristics of the user interface arose. The head programmer contradicted a statement presented by the GUI designer completely by stating that since the results of a consumer poll conducted by the company earlier that month had revealed that most private computer users preferred to not be annoyed by pop-up windows or other system alerts while using programs, the new interface should be created in a way that makes it almost invisible, as to avoid disturbing the users. Based on the programmer's reasoning, it is quite clear that the GUI designer's viewpoint is flawed.

Which of the following, if true, calls the argument's conclusion into question?

A) The fact that thousands of new computer viruses are released onto the internet every day is well-known by most users meaning that there would not be any harm in creating a virus protection program that refrained from notifying the user about every prevented infection.
B) Since most users use an average of three programs simultaneously for 70% of the time they spend working on a computer, alerts and other system interruptions can disrupt workflow and occupy precious memory resources needed by the computer to function optimally.
C) There is more than a sufficient amount of evidence to prove that the idea that computer viruses are created by companies that sell computer virus protection programs is completely fictitious.
D) Because of a rise in the public's awareness of the threat of computer viruses and the damage that they can inflict, most users now need to feel that there is some form of active mechanism constantly at work to ensure their computers' protection.
E) The method of manually enabling a protection program once a day to scan for any infections while preventing the agitation caused by alert messages from a virus protection program is ineffective since some viruses can do considerable damage in the time-frame between scans.

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27 Aug 2015, 22:45
Hi Harley!.

Can you please explain the distinction between D and E? It was close call and i ended up picking E
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27 Aug 2015, 23:07
here premise It is i poll conducted by company earlier , most private computer users preferred to not be annoyed by pop-up windows or
other system alerts while user using system is disturbing .
conclusion GuI designer of computer protection programme view is flawed.
If true means we have to look options not from above argument must fit into call s conclusion into question means ,
GuI designer view point of computer protection programme is needed.
GuI designed a programmed to protect computer form virus by computer protection programme.

IN option D mentions clearly mentions rise in public awareness of threat of computer and damage.
users need to some active mechanism constantly to work and ensure computer protection.

In option E is talking about usage of manually enabled programme effectiveness but it doesnt address
the view point is talked about between protection programmed developer and interactive characteristics.

So option D is correct.
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27 Aug 2015, 23:15
Psiva00734 wrote:
here premise It is i poll conducted by company earlier , most private computer users preferred to not be annoyed by pop-up windows or
other system alerts while user using system is disturbing .
conclusion GuI designer of computer protection programme view is flawed.
If true means we have to look options not from above argument must fit into call s conclusion into question means ,
GuI designer view point of computer protection programme is needed.
GuI designed a programmed to protect computer form virus by computer protection programme.

IN option D mentions clearly mentions rise in public awareness of threat of computer and damage.
users need to some active mechanism constantly to work and ensure computer protection.

In option E is talking about usage of manually enabled programme effectiveness but it doesnt address
the view point is talked about between protection programmed developer and interactive characteristics.

So option D is correct.

" while preventing the agitation caused by alert messages from a virus protection program is ineffective since some viruses can do considerable damage in the time-frame between scans." - Doesnt this reinforce the need to have alert pop ups and potentially goes against the conclusion?
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28 Aug 2015, 01:46
jayanthjanardhan wrote:
Psiva00734 wrote:
here premise It is i poll conducted by company earlier , most private computer users preferred to not be annoyed by pop-up windows or
other system alerts while user using system is disturbing .
conclusion GuI designer of computer protection programme view is flawed.
If true means we have to look options not from above argument must fit into call s conclusion into question means ,
GuI designer view point of computer protection programme is needed.
GuI designed a programmed to protect computer form virus by computer protection programme.

IN option D mentions clearly mentions rise in public awareness of threat of computer and damage.
users need to some active mechanism constantly to work and ensure computer protection.

In option E is talking about usage of manually enabled programme effectiveness but it doesnt address
the view point is talked about between protection programmed developer and interactive characteristics.

So option D is correct.

" while preventing the agitation caused by alert messages from a virus protection program is ineffective since some viruses can do considerable damage in the time-frame between scans." - Doesnt this reinforce the need to have alert pop ups and potentially goes against the conclusion?

Hello jayanthjanardhan

I think that E is a little out of scope, because it does not clearly answer to the question why messages should be visible but says that even if messagess are visible system still can be damaged.
D gives clear reason why programmer is right and why messages should be visible.
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23 Oct 2017, 04:14
Didn't understood the answer. Infact didn't understood the question stem and which argument needs to be weakened..
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Didn't understood the answer. Infact didn't understood the question stem and which argument needs to be weakened..

Hi,

Let me try.

Basically the programmer says that constant pop ups annoy users and should be avoided and conclusion agrees with it. So we need to weaken that. To weaken it we need to either prove that pop ups dont annoy users. lets look at the options:-

A) The fact that thousands of new computer viruses are released onto the internet every day is well-known by most users meaning that there would not be any harm in creating a virus protection program that refrained from notifying the user about every prevented infection. - this is actually strengthening
B) Since most users use an average of three programs simultaneously for 70% of the time they spend working on a computer, alerts and other system interruptions can disrupt workflow and occupy precious memory resources needed by the computer to function optimally. - again strengthening
C) There is more than a sufficient amount of evidence to prove that the idea that computer viruses are created by companies that sell computer virus protection programs is completely fictitious. - nothing to do with what we are trying to prove
D) Because of a rise in the public's awareness of the threat of computer viruses and the damage that they can inflict, most users now need to feel that there is some form of active mechanism constantly at work to ensure their computers' protection. - this is correct, because it says that most users want to be aware aware about what the program is doing
E) The method of manually enabling a protection program once a day to scan for any infections while preventing the agitation caused by alert messages from a virus protection program is ineffective since some viruses can do considerable damage in the time-frame between scans. - nothing to do with our purpose.

Hope this is clear.

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24 Oct 2017, 00:05
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shashankism wrote:
Didn't understood the answer. Infact didn't understood the question stem and which argument needs to be weakened..

Hi,

Let me try.

Basically the programmer says that constant pop ups annoy users and should be avoided and conclusion agrees with it. So we need to weaken that. To weaken it we need to either prove that pop ups dont annoy users. lets look at the options:-

A) The fact that thousands of new computer viruses are released onto the internet every day is well-known by most users meaning that there would not be any harm in creating a virus protection program that refrained from notifying the user about every prevented infection. - this is actually strengthening
B) Since most users use an average of three programs simultaneously for 70% of the time they spend working on a computer, alerts and other system interruptions can disrupt workflow and occupy precious memory resources needed by the computer to function optimally. - again strengthening
C) There is more than a sufficient amount of evidence to prove that the idea that computer viruses are created by companies that sell computer virus protection programs is completely fictitious. - nothing to do with what we are trying to prove
D) Because of a rise in the public's awareness of the threat of computer viruses and the damage that they can inflict, most users now need to feel that there is some form of active mechanism constantly at work to ensure their computers' protection. - this is correct, because it says that most users want to be aware aware about what the program is doing
E) The method of manually enabling a protection program once a day to scan for any infections while preventing the agitation caused by alert messages from a virus protection program is ineffective since some viruses can do considerable damage in the time-frame between scans. - nothing to do with our purpose.

Hope this is clear.

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Now it looks somewhat clear as to what the question stem was trying to convey.. A really tough CR though..
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25 Dec 2017, 11:08
Lengthy question, but easy to arrive at Answer D.

Answer E talks something different and not relevant
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