It was not even months of the official launch of Windows 8 on the market and security software company BitDefender conducted several tests on the new operating system to see whether it is vulnerable to the most common types of malware.
Windows Defender for Windows 8
The results showed that Microsoft has managed “by one” exclude 85% of malware using only with Windows Defender. Of course, one could argue that the “passage” 61 malware from 385 is still dangerous, but is not badly.
According to Softpedia, the same tests showed that Windows 7 blocks only 32% of malware, however, and this is fact that it uses an earlier version of Windows Defender. Anyway, the Windows 8 appears more secure than Windows 7.
It is understood that it is not recommended to disable Windows Defender, as the blocking percentage drops to 39.2% …