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fnphoto
09-11-2012, 05:52 PM
The new Windows 8 Defender program is supposed to be an upgrade of MSSE including anti spyware detecting (Defender). Has anybody here (Wainui?) heard about or tested the effectiveness of the new program? I'm still using Malwarebytes and Superantispyware with 8 but is this now 'overkill' or still necessary.

Nick G
09-11-2012, 05:55 PM
No, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are still useful, though I'd personally ditch Superantispyware and pick up Spybot instead. Think of windows 8 defender as Microsoft Security Essentials renamed ;)

Zara Baxter
09-11-2012, 05:56 PM
I got a press release from bitdefender today that said windows 8 with windows defender was still vulnerable to 15% of the 100 top current threats. Bitdeftender is top rating for detection, so for me, that's a worrying result.

Nick G
09-11-2012, 06:04 PM
<snip>Bitdeftender is top rating for detection<snip>
According to who/what? Itself? :D

Zara Baxter
09-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Virus Bulletin and Andreas Marx. :-)
I'm on my phone, but if you want links, can do.

wainuitech
09-11-2012, 06:28 PM
Haven't actually tested out the inbuilt protection of W8. Personally I install Nod32 regardless.

If MSSE is the same then its not all that fantastic, seen many PC's infected with MSSE, but on saying that, its is one of the best free ones available.


I'd personally ditch Superantispyware and pick up Spybot instead. Super still detects malware that Spybot misses, and visa versa.

Nick G
09-11-2012, 07:51 PM
Virus Bulletin and Andreas Marx. :-)
I'm on my phone, but if you want links, can do.
Yes please, it'd be an interesting read.

Nick G
09-11-2012, 07:52 PM
double post