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BitDefender Recommends 3rd Party Protection

  1. #1


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    BitDefender Recommends 3rd Party Protection


    Thoughts ? Probably all AV companies may say the same. Defender in 8 does outperform Defender in 7.



    Security solutions provider Bitdefender has performed a study to see just how efficient the new Windows 8 – complete with Windows Defender – is when it comes to blocking malware.

    Researchers have made comparative tests to determine the differences between Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8 with Windows Defender enabled. To ensure the accuracy of the tests, the operations have been carried out in a controlled environment with no third-party security solutions installed.

    385 malware samples, selected based on popularity criteria, have been utilized in the experiment.

    As it turns out, the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 are not notable. On Windows 7, 262 of the malware samples were successfully executed.

    On Windows 8, of the 385 samples, 234 were successfully run, 138 did not start because of various reasons, 6 of them crashed before they could cause any damage, and 7 of them launched but the User Account Control (UAC) blocked their payload.

    After Windows Defender was added to the equation, Windows 8 was able to block much more threats.

    Of the 385 pieces of malware, 322 were immediately deleted by Windows Defender. On the other hand, 61 samples were able to evade detection.

    Experts agree that the new security mechanisms implemented in Windows 8 are important when it comes to fending off cyberattacks. However, Bitdefender’s study has shown that users still need to install a third-party antivirus solution to ensure they’re properly protected.

    “We’ve tested the system with and without the integrated antivirus being enabled to see, on one hand, the improvements made to the Windows 8 operating system itself and, on the other hand, the level of protection with ‘all shields up,’ more precisely with Windows Defender enabled,” Bogdan Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender explained

    15% of Malware Can Get Past Windows 8?s Defender, Experts Find - Softpedia

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    Defender in 8 does outperform Defender in 7.
    Does it? Where did you get that from?

    MS are providing it as basic protection - that is how they describe it.

    You wouldn't expect it to match up to those who specialise in providing more complete paid protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Defender in 8 does outperform Defender in 7.
    Does it? Where did you get that from?

    .
    As it turns out, the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 are not notable. On Windows 7, 262 of the malware samples were successfully executed.

    On Windows 8, of the 385 samples, 234 were successfully run

    Windows 8 was able to block much more threats However, Bitdefender’s study has shown that users still need to install a third-party antivirus solution to ensure they’re properly protected
    .







    From the above article.



    Did you read the article or post to be confrontational ? BitDefender states users need to install a third party to be properly protected.
    Last edited by torre; 08 Nov 2012 at 19:07.
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    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    .
    As it turns out, the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 are not notable. On Windows 7, 262 of the malware samples were successfully executed.

    On Windows 8, of the 385 samples, 234 were successfully run
    .[/QUOTE]


    this was before they enable defender. who will be dumb enough to run Windows 8 without Defender or any anti-virus ?

    this is the results with defender enable :

    Of the 385 pieces of malware, 322 were immediately deleted by Windows Defender.

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