Monday, April 8, 2013

Antivirus programs tested for Windows 8

Antivirus company AV-TEST Institute conducted a study of anti-virus software for the latest operating system from Microsoft - Windows 8.

During January and February of this year, the researchers analyzed nine antivirus programs for the corporate sector, and 26 programs for home use. The experts evaluated the effectiveness of anti-virus on three criteria - the protection, performance and ease of use.

According to the study, compared with the previous Windows 7 to Windows 8 from 92% to 95% increased the average level of security. During the test, none of the security features in Windows 8 has not been disabled. Besides also remain on the filter Windows SmartScreen.

According to experts, the basic protection against viruses provides Windows Defender, in addition to which you want to install an antivirus program. In the study, the development of Microsoft was 11.5 out of 18 possible points.

The most effective were the BitDefender (17), Bullguard (16.5) and antivirus "Kaspersky Lab" (16). More results of the survey can be found at

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