Study: Only 15.68 Percent Malware Threats Manage To Infect Windows 8

Posted on Nov 9 2012 - 11:04am by Editorial Staff

Security company BitDefender in its recent test done come up with interesting figures stating that Microsoft recently announced Windows 8 being protected from 85% of malware detected in the past six months. The test was concluded by taking 385 of the most popular malware samples found in the past six month and each of them it put on Windows 8, and on analyzing it has found that only 61 malware or about 15.84 percent managed to infect Windows 8.

“As a means of protecting a computer from viruses, data theft and other type of malware, Windows Defender is better than nothing,” said Bitdefender Chief Security Strategist Catalin Cosoi. “But it’s not a whole lot better. Most of the popular antivirus can do better. The conclusion is clear: Using your PC without a security solution is extremely risky.”

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