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Microsoft Rebuts Antivirus Test Failure

Microsoft Rebuts Antivirus Test Failure | IT Security | Scoop.it
Microsoft's antivirus failed to achieve certification in the two most recent reports from AV-Test. According to Microsoft sources, the reason is customer-focused prioritization; their customers weren't affected by the samples used in testing.
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Uninstalling Antivirus Software, the Clean Way: 40 Removal Tools & Instructions

Uninstalling Antivirus Software, the Clean Way: 40 Removal Tools & Instructions | IT Security | Scoop.it

Whether you just bought a new system with bloatware or you're just seeking greener pastures, you'll eventually have to uninstall security software. Here's a handy consolidated resource with links to removal tools and/or removal instructions.

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Windows 8 defeated 85% of malware out of the box

Windows 8 defeated 85% of malware out of the box | IT Security | Scoop.it

Despite BitDefender trying to put a bad spin on the improvements to Windows 8 security, it was found that out-of-the-box, Windows 8 blocked 85% of the top 100 malware families used this year.

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Is your free AV tool a ‘resource pig?’

Is your free AV tool a ‘resource pig?’ | IT Security | Scoop.it

I put six popular, free antivirus tools through their paces and measured their impact on startup and shutdown times, disk space, and RAM use.

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