Built in Scanner for Windows 8?

Discussion in 'Security' started by Ace, Dec 16, 2011.

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    Ace

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    I heard rumors about this so personally i've been trying to infect the version I have on my VBox, but haven't found luck in doing so. It seems it's harder to go and find a virus when you need one, as opposed to when you don't expect to get one lol.

    There's also more socially engineered protection of course... One of the things I hate Microsoft for, for moving towards that trend where they think they need to prompt you to make sure that you've tied your shoes so you don't trip and fall...
     
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    Not really a rumour.
    "If you don’t have another solution installed, Windows 8 will provide you protection with a significantly improved version of Windows Defender."
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/15/protecting-you-from-malware.aspx

    However, the current exchange on the web is that it is present already in Windows 8 developer. That imho, I would discount as a rumour. I can find no MS statement that supports it.


     
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    Tchégéda, Jan 9, 2012
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