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Windows 8 AV Detected Only 50% of Malware Samples Thrown at It, ......

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    Windows 8 AV Detected Only 50% of Malware Samples Thrown at It, ......



    The built-in security solution of Windows 8, Windows Defender, managed to detect only half of the malicious code samples thrown at it in a very basic test by Chester Wisniewski, a senior security advisor at Sophos Canada.

    Wisniewski revealed that he installed the Windows Developer Preview in a virtual machine and tested it against a selection of Windows, Mac OS X and Linux malware.

    The conclusion? Wisniewski stresses that the Windows 8 antivirus still has a long way to go.
    Windows 8 AV Detected Only 50% of Malware Samples Thrown at It, Says Sophos - Softpedia

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    Wow, sounds more like a criticism of MSE than Win8 Defender.

    Y'all do know they are pretty much the same, right?
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    I dont believe in everything i read. I like MSE
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Windows 8 AV Detected Only 50% of Malware Samples Thrown at It, ......
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