Who put antivirus in my Windows disk?

Subject: General Tech | September 16, 2011 - 10:53 AM |
Tagged: win8, security, microsoft

It's confirmed, Windows 8 will have anti-virus rolled into it and it does a wee bit more than you might think.   They have updated and expanded Windows Defender as part of the protection scheme but have also taken advantage of the integration possible when your antivirus becomes part of your OS.  Your boot path will be scanned at every restart to ensure no malware has tainted it and it will be protected while your system is running by Defender, along with a long list of other vectors that are commonly used to attack systems. 

You can see a video of this in action over at The Register.

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"Rumours about Microsoft planning to bundle an antivirus function in its upcoming operating system have caused quite a bit of a stir in the security community over the past couple of days. Some people have declared themselves supportive of the move, while others rushed to point out its possible drawbacks."

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Source: The Register
September 17, 2011 | 05:43 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

I don't mind MS rolling AV into their OS, so long as people can uninstall it and use something else if they wanted to. It threw me for a loop when someone said that they were dropping the MSE name and using Windows Defender. At first I thought they meant, MS was only including Windows Defender and dropping MSE, to which I gearing up appropriate swear words when he calmed me down by clarifying that MSE wasn't being dropped but was being rolled into Defender. Honestly, I think it should have been the other way around, with MSE being the more competent product but whatever works I guess :)

January 23, 2012 | 09:15 PM - Posted by koko (not verified)

thank you so much mr i like your comment

September 19, 2011 | 06:01 AM - Posted by rutra80 (not verified)

How long will it take commies from EU to force MS to release an AV-free version of Windows? Just like it was with WMP and IE.

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