Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 15, 2011

Windows 8 to Offer Built-in Malware Protection

I can actually hear McAfee and Symantec crying about this already. Personally, I think it is a good idea for Microsoft to be including free protection for their own products.

Microsoft is including a beefier version of its malware protection in Windows 8. The company is tweaking its Windows Defender tool, which has been part of the last few versions of Windows, by essentially adding some of the more robust features from its free Security Essentials product. Launched in 2009, Security Essentials has garnered generally positive reviews but requires a separate download, while the built-in Windows Defender has lacked certain key elements in its defense against malware.