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Windows 7: Bitdefender Says Windows Defender is Better Than Nothing


31 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Bitdefender Says Windows Defender is Better Than Nothing

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Security firm Bitdefender recently conducted a study with Windows 8 and its built-in Windows Defender sotfware and discovered that they're able to defeat 85-percent of the 100 malware families used by most hackers in 2012. That's better than Windows 7's out-of-the-box security which reportedly only blocks 32-percent of the malware.


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31 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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Naturally this bit of information comes from a security firm that provides a 3rd-party solution, so take the data with a grain of salt.
I think this sums it all up rather well.
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31 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
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Naturally this bit of information comes from a security firm that provides a 3rd-party solution, so take the data with a grain of salt.
I think this sums it all up rather well.

Quite true of course, but I wish that I had upgraded to BitDef 2012 at my last option, instead of going for another, cheaper IS (AVG). When this copy is up for renewal (very soon), I will go back to BitDef. It was much better IMO, AVG failed to catch 2x nasties on my machine. You get what you pay for, I guess.
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01 Jan 2013   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

. . .who is bitdepfender, can't say I have ever heard of them. . .oh wait just maybe. . .
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02 Jan 2013   #5

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
. . .who is bitdepfender, can't say I have ever heard of them. . .oh wait just maybe. . .
They are a big defender of bits. All of the bits - not just the naughty ones. No one touches their bits!
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02 Jan 2013   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
. . .who is bitdepfender, can't say I have ever heard of them. . .oh wait just maybe. . .
They are a big defender of bits. All of the bits - not just the naughty ones. No one touches their bits!
Hmmmmmmmmmmm! very interesting. . .
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02 Jan 2013   #7

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Norton has been removed from my step-brother's Windows 8 machine, after multiple BSODs started to occur, after removing Norton and re-enabling Windows Defender in conjunction with Malwarebytes, everything seems to be running fine at the moment.

In my opinion, you don't need third-party programs, such as Norton and AVG, they seem to be heavy on the system's resources and cause issues; Windows Defender is a great program which shouldn't be under estimated.
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02 Jan 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

They are correct imho. It's ok, but don't expect it to save you if you do stupid things. Avira did, all the times I tried infecting my "testing rig" with the most common attack vectors (laughably debatable sites, pirated software downloads) it catched and locked down the malware.
Bit defender is pretty good, but it's a bit too damn heavy on system resources for the average hardware I sell. Modern machines with more than 4 GB of ram won't really notice.
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03 Jan 2013   #9

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

AV testing is debatable. You can look at 10 different tests & get 10 different results.

A couple things you can be certain of. ANYTHING is better then nothing at all when it comes to AV's. And nothing is 100%.
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03 Jan 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
AV testing is debatable. You can look at 10 different tests & get 10 different results.

A couple things you can be certain of. ANYTHING is better then nothing at all when it comes to AV's. And nothing is 100%.
That's very true, I have MSE with Windows Firewall enabled, and three different on-demand scanners.
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