Microsoft included anti-virus and anti-malware software in Windows 8/8.1, and that’s a good thing for those folks who never bother to install security software on their computers. But if you’re serious about protection, it might not be the best choice. Recent tests show that Windows Defender falls behind many third party products, in terms of real world protection against both known and new, unknown malware.
About The Author
Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.