Tag Archives: Windows Defender

Another stupid Anti-Malware test?

PC Mag has an article on the latest anti-malware tests by NSS Labs.  For this test NSS Labs turned off Microsoft’s SmartScreen because it was too effective, blocking 98-100% of malware.  SmartScreen, being in the OS now, works independent of … Continue reading

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Are evaluations of Microsoft Security Essentials unfair?

Microsoft Security Essentials has recently come under some criticism for poor test results.  The obvious, or maybe not so obvious, question to ask is how much of this is about the performance of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and how much … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Defender

One of the end-user oriented features revealed in yesterday’s BUILD keynote that I’m particularly excited about is the expansion of Windows Defender capabilities.  Microsoft has had the limited Defender anti-malware capability built-in to Windows since Vista.  Defender, although it uses the same … Continue reading

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