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Windows Defender

Can block 85% of known threats

Built-in protection mechanisms implemented in the new operating system, Windows 8, able to withstand a wide range of threats, but they do not make your computer completely invulnerable and do not exclude the need for a separate anti-virus application. This is the conclusion of researchers from BitDefender in the course of the study.

The trials took part three test computer. On one of the machines was running Windows 7, and the other two PCs were running the latest Windows 8 (with Enabling and Disabling the Windows Defender). To conduct a comprehensive inspection used a set of samples of malicious code, including the latest versions of known viruses, “Trojan horses”, worms and “rootkits”.

In order to ensure the purity of the experiment procedure run malicious programs was fully automated, synchronized process experts also perform malicious code on all three computers. After each start attempt was carried out a thorough comparison of the lists of processes and the study of changes in the registry on each of the test systems. Next, the computer will return to its original “pure” state for their next stage of testing. (more…)