It looks like M.S.E. now known as Windows Defender in Windows 8 is worthless

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    brkkab123

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    Numerous article surfaced yesterday stating Microsoft Security Essentials ( now known as Windows Defender in Windows 8 is currently worthless. Here's PC Magazines article about it. Pretty much every computer magazine website has a similar article posted. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/305401-microsoft-fails-av-test-certification Norton is also pretty worthless in it's 2013 versions. I'm glad I replaced NIS 2013 with Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 on Monday. P.S. Iwas gone from the forum for almost a month due to housing/utility/internet troubles. I moved and got away from the druggies and all utilities here are paid up to date, instead of my rent utilities money going to ex-landlorf/roommate's drug addiction unknowingly to me.
     
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    I wouldn't say worthless, but it is certainly a disappointing result that confirms recent trends some other sites have been reporting. I'll have to remember to check back with their next series of tests.
     
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    Not in defence, but, The tests were, of course, on windows 7. Possibly little change with Windows 8, but a later test will be interesting. I don't think there were any other articles with their own summaries, only copies of the original.
     
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