Windows 8 Security: What's New
Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:44 PM
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:30 PM
Windows Defender on Windows 8 is MSE.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:46 PM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 07:42 AM
What I am saying here is that I think most people cause their own disasters by constantly flopping around on the internet > going to bad sites and browsing foolishly.
So if there is a default firewall and antivirus built-in to the OS then this has to be an improvement for many users.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:41 PM
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:08 AM
He has a right to an opinion just like you. I care what he has to say or I wouldn't be on this page reading. I usually end up moving on to a new OS, but like the previous poster has said "I think I may wait for 7-SP2 or Windows 9 if Microsoft plans on building an OS strictly for PC's and laptops and stay away from trying to accommodate the Tablets and IPads. I haven't used the Consumer preview of Win 8 because it has gotten so much bad press and the fact that it looks like it's built for tablets and IPads has kept me away from going forward this time. I like the simplicity of Windows 7 plain and simple.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:17 AM
I use Defender while installing a new PC as a minimal protection until I can download AVG.
I don't find easy to trust an antivirus that has to deal with attacks which profits from vulnerabilities in an operative system created by the same company.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
I know this is your opinion, but comments like this shows the ignorance or bias people might have. On this age of technology, all PC buyers except for Apple products knows of anti-virus and the need to have one. The Microsoft free anti-virus Essentials has prove time and time again that it's as good as the best paid anti-virus. It does not have all the bells and whistle as the pay anti-virus but it does the job just as well. For Malware it's not the best, but there are many excellent free anti-malware that you can combine with Essentials. Most consumer will buy their regular anti-virus of choice or get their choice of free ones.
As for less experienced users like you mention, they would not bother even to consider to buy an anti-virus. If they buy a Windows tablet they will no even think about it because most IPad users don't even think about this. But many Apple users are now finding out that their product are not free of virus as they were let to believe. So even a simple free anti-virus on your tablet, desktop, laptop is a good thing.
As for Norton, McAfee and others they already gave their blessing to Microsoft. If you remember a year or two ago, Norton and other anti-virus company made a big issue of Microsoft entering the anti-virus business, even treating to sue. But they make up and gave Microsoft their blessing. So what Microsoft is offering is a basic free anti-virus. It will never compete with the Anti-virus companies, and something is better than nothing. Do not underestimate PC users unlike Apple users that still believe a virus with never affect their computers or IPad.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:27 PM
Microsoft is going to be a huge loser with this OS.
I will wait till Windows 7 SP2 is released.
After a few days of use, I found it quite intuitive actually.
To each their own I suppose.
Ludites will be Ludites, and resist at every turn.
I am not a huge fan of Win8 yet, but I do indeed like it; and that is on a 3 year old HP laptop with mouse gestures.
Quite easy to navigate really.
I again, don't understand all of the bitching. The "normal" desktop is there, right at your fingertips, or lower left corner click, for crying out loud!