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Mele20
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reply to siljaline

Re: Microsoft Security Essentials flunks independent test

Where are the tests for Windows Defender on Windows 8? Windows Defender on Win 8 is NOT MSE on Win 7 and earlier.

How come AV-Test can't even be bothered to list Windows Defender on its Windows 8 test page? Of course, Win 8 has been out officially since end of October so how come NO test of ANY AV by AV-Test on Win 8 and it is now February 9?

I'd simply like to know which AV actually work on Win 8. Many CLAIM they do but if you install one, it doesn't work, it messes with your system, or it cannot be uninstalled, etc.
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chachazz
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said by Mele20:

Windows Defender on Win 8 is NOT MSE on Win 7 and earlier.

@Microsoft:
quote:
In Windows 8 and Windows RT, Windows Defender provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials.

SpHeRe31459
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said by chachazz:

said by Mele20:

Windows Defender on Win 8 is NOT MSE on Win 7 and earlier.

@Microsoft:
quote:
In Windows 8 and Windows RT, Windows Defender provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials.

Indeed. They are the same engine and virus definitions. If you go to Help and About for any of the MS products you'll find that they use the same engine version and usually even have the same or very close client version numbers.

»blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecuri···012.aspx

quote:
All Microsoft Antimalware protection clients listed below will be using the same underlying technologies and offer the same level of protection:
•SCEP SP1
•FEP with Update Rollup 1 + future update
•Windows Defender included with Windows 8
•MSE