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Windows 8 brings malware improvements, says researcher

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    Windows 8 brings malware improvements, says researcher


    With Microsoft Windows 8 soon to arrive, aspects of the new operating system related to anti-malware protection and other security features are getting a lot of attention.

    With Windows 8, Microsoft is taking a distinctly different -- and likely far better -- approach to how anti-malware will run in comparison to earlier versions of Windows, says Aryeh Goretsky, researcher at antivirus software firm ESET. Microsoft's approach, called "Early Launch Anti-Malware," basically means the first software driver to be loaded into the Windows 8 OS upon its use will be the driver of the user's anti-malware software. This is a major change because "before, it was a 'no man's land,'" says Goretsky, meaning loading driver software on the user's machine was random and "a malicious device driver" could get there first, allowing the malware to trump the anti-malware and maybe turn it off.
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    From reading the article, I can see one mistake that I have been making. The author says that when you install some of the malware programs it will make registry entries that will not be removed when you un-install the program. Just about every computer you buy that has an OS already installed has a trial version of Norton or other malware program that you can choose to install. I always install it and then after I install the one that I like to use I un-install the trial version. I'm not going to do that any longer. After I get the OS running the first thing I'll do is install the anti-malware program that I want.
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    Is there really a big demand for better malware?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brocks View Post
    Is there really a big demand for better malware?
    Since there are so many hackers out there, I would say that there always be a big demand.
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Windows 8 brings malware improvements, says researcher
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