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Windows 8 prone to infection by leading malware threats, controlled test shows. 15 per cent of most common malware threats bypass Windows Defender to infect Windows 8.

SYDNEY/AUCKLAND, Nov. 9, 2012

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Bitdefender is good but I have my doubts about the love affair between Catalin Cosoi and Windows Defender since BD and MS already made some money in the past.

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Who cares? If you use your brain, get a decent hosts file, and stay away from Captain Stabbin,' you're fine (obvious sarcasm is obvious?). The security market is full of overpriced, overblown AV software to bait clueless people. Time to put some of these guys out of business (and re-invent protection while we're at it).

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MS doesn't make Windows Defender anymore, I can see how that might be a security risk

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So maker of anitmalware software bashes Win8's included software. NO WAY!!

WTF is this news?

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So maker of anitmalware software bashes Win8's included software. NO WAY!!

WTF is this news?

It's 'news' and by 'news' I mean spoon-fed PR.

If it actually makes it to the front page I'll sigh.

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"to infection by leading malware threats"

So are these drive by threats, threats where user download files and runs it local - follows a specific link?

Where can you find the details of these infection method of these 385 different threats?

How many of them are java based? Flashed based - on what version of flash/java was tested? Current?

Where are the actual details of these sorts of tests that would allow you to actually understand if they are worth anything?

For all we know these are exe the user run and gave admin rights too?? Without knowing the method of infection of these 61 threats this number is meaningless to anyone.

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MS doesn't make Windows Defender anymore, I can see how that might be a security risk

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Did you really just post that? Windows Defender is the built-in AV/AM product for Windows 8.

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Wait, does this have anything to do with the news that was put out the other day, claiming Windows 8 stopped 85% of malware out of the box? Because if so, then this 15% would make sense.

Then I guess it's all a matter of how you spin it? I dunno. :ermm:

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I'd like to see an independent study done on this please.

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