Windows 10: Data Protection or Virus Protection?

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  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #1

    Data Protection or Virus Protection?


    How many private users read long and drawn-out privacy policies when buying or installing software anyway? Especially when it comes to security software. After all, these programs promise not only protection from cyberattacks but also greater privacy. The data experts of AV-TEST fought their way through the thicket of privacy policies. The analysis raises doubts as to whether users' unquestioning faith is justified.
    Read more: Data Protection or Virus Protection? | AV-TEST

    And people are still concerned about Windows privacy, while installing 3rd party AVs like their life depends on it.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #2

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Read more: Data Protection or Virus Protection? | AV-TEST

    And people are still concerned about Windows privacy, while installing 3rd party AVs like their life depends on it.
    Whoa! Thanks for the link
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #3

    On the other hand, Microsoft is not far behind, it will be spying on us for our own good.

    Microsoft has often been accused of spying on its users with Windows 10 because the operating system collects some data needed to diagnose bugs and help improve reliability, but if this recently-patented technology ever reaches mass-production, the firm should really be ready for a never-seen-before amount of criticism.

    Called “Query formulation via task continuum,” the patent basically describes a technology that always monitors what users do on their computers, including here the time when they’re working with third-party apps.

    As MSPU notes, the whole thing is happening for users’ own good, as what Microsoft is trying to do here is to connect third-party apps with its own services in order to provide better search experience.

    Here’s how it works. Basically, Microsoft claims that by keeping an eye on whatever users are doing on their computers, such as writing a document, the search engine can always be prepared for delivering better search results. For instance, if you’re writing a paper on dancing, Bing knows what you’re interested in and can then provide results that are relevant to your work.
    Read more: Windows 10 Might Soon Track Absolutely Everything You Do for Your Own Good
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  4. dencal's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #4

    Two worth reading links plus AV Tests latest anti-virus testing, though surprisingly they used W8.1 and not W10 as the O/S.
    So W10 users should take it with a pinch of salt, particularly concerning Windows Defender.
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #5

    dencal said: View Post
    Two worth reading links plus AV Tests latest anti-virus testing, though surprisingly they used W8.1 and not W10 as the O/S.
    So W10 users should take it with a pinch of salt, particularly concerning Windows Defender.
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  6. dencal's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #6

    Hi Cliff
    I clicked on link on opening subject...see results below..
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       24 Sep 2016 #7

    8 still is not dead, so they have to test it as well, actually WD scored better in 8 than in 10. 8 and 10 version are not that different, only signatures matter. PUP and ATP are disabled by default, so I guess they are not included in the testing.
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  8.    24 Sep 2016 #8

    This is very interesting, thanks.
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  9.    26 Sep 2016 #9

    How can 360 be ranked lower than Bit Defender and Avira when it uses both of these engines at once? (Plus 2 of its own!)
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  10. dencal's Avatar
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       26 Sep 2016 #10

    bobad said: View Post
    How can 360 be ranked lower than Bit Defender and Avira when it uses both of these engines at once? (Plus 2 of its own!)
    Conflicts perhaps?
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