Posts Tagged ‘Windows Defender’

Windows 8 SecurityWhenever someone talks about the latest advancements when it comes to software in the technology industry, most people want to know what kind of security the software has to offer. It is not surprising why; every day, the wide range of already existing security threats continues to evolve to penetrate newer, safer systems.

Microsoft is well aware of this fact as well, which is why the company has sought out to enhance its security software with its latest operating system. Because security features should be taken into account with any good review, keep these security improvements and how you can be protected from exploits and other vulnerabilities in mind when evaluating Windows 8 as a whole. (more…)

Windows 8

Windows 8 is vulnerable to attack

The researchers checked the accuracy of the statement that the new OS is more secure than the previous platform.

Due to the fact that the interest of users in the recently released Windows 8 is very small, the researchers decided to find out whether a new version of the operating system is more secure than the previous ones.

According to experts Symantec, despite the fact that they were able to detect only one type of malicious application for Windows 7 that can attack users of Windows 8, they do not doubt in the gradual emergence of an increasing number of viruses for the new platform.

Researchers from the antivirus company Bitdefender, in turn, decided to find out how Windows 8 and its enhanced security to cope with the ‘old’ threats.

Analysts conducted a test with 385 malicious applications leads the list of the most common viruses and two personal computers that are running the new operating system of Microsoft. In this case, one of the PCs was activated Windows Defender. (more…)

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…)

Windows 8Despite the efforts of Microsoft customize build mechanisms to counter cyber threats, to better protect the user needs antivirus.

Experts in the field of information security is not very optimistic about took the news the update of security mechanisms in the operating system Windows 8 from Microsoft.

Despite the appearance of the OS Product Windows SmartScreen and Windows Defender, which, together with the earlier protection mechanisms should provide comprehensive user safety, the researchers note that the efforts made Microsoft is not enough. So, Windows SmartScreen is a means of protecting your computer from running unknown applications and files downloaded from the web, and Windows Defender – complete integrated Antivirus previously known as Microsoft Security Essentials.

Both decisions, according to the developer, to fully protect the user from a variety of cyber attacks, as Microsoft Security Essentials does not just accept the best of anti-virus solutions. (more…)