New Video: Windows 8 Windows Defender Tests

I created a really long video last night.  The purpose of this video was to test the built-in anti-malware capabilities of Windows 8, namely Windows Defender.  It was a fun video that went off into a lot “tangents”.  Enjoy.  

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49 Responses to New Video: Windows 8 Windows Defender Tests

  1. Bubba November 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    good review. I was wondering what you thought of the new AVG free 2013 with the new interface and stuff.

    • malwarekilla November 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      I haven’t checked it out yet.

      • Bubba December 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

        Have considered doing a video with a camera like your Cleaning the Client a couple of years ago that way we can see your house.

    • ZOU November 16, 2012 at 4:53 am #

      Matt has had bad luck with AVG in the past. LOL

  2. shreyas murali November 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Hey,matt I heard…avast 8 is underground..the wishlist on the avast forum has started earlier than expected.

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

      “is underground” you mean like beta?

  3. Robert November 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Hello again Matt. I enjoyed your video as I do all of them. I didn’t mind that your video was 40 or more minutes long. A lot of people may have tuned out, but not me because your videos are really interesting. I have a two part question for you.

    1. Out of all the AVs you’ve tested, which one is your favorite?
    2. I know that you are a anti malware tester, but why don’t you take your favorite AV and put it on most of your computers?

    • ZOU November 16, 2012 at 4:57 am #

      I have heard Matt say that he likes Avast Free and Kaspersky. That could have changed, but it is the last I remember hearing from him relative to his real-time security preferences.

      He likes to introduce most clients to Avast Free and says it does well for them. If they are really itching to spend money then he recommends Kaspersky.

      • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

        Oh, just saw this after I commented. You were dead on, lol!

        • ZOU November 25, 2012 at 1:26 am #

          I got inside your head. hahaha 🙂

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Thanks for watching Robert. My favorite paid AV has consistently been Kaspersky Internet Security (yeah, it’s a suite). Free AV would go to Avast Antivirus Free. It’s just simple an effective.

      I do take my favorite antivirus and put it on clients computers. This would be Avast Free.

      • jcitizen November 20, 2012 at 12:05 am #

        I gotta agree with that. For my clients who are paranoid against the Russians, are on a budget, and insist on suites; I’ve had luck putting NIS 2010 (it was on sale), on their machines. Before AdAware was bought out by shady concerns, I’d always put the free one on there with it. Every since I stopped recommending it, they’ve had trouble with malware. They are all running as restricted users, but out of desperation, I’ve gone back to the free version of Spybot Search & Destroy. Not the best, but if they do that and run CCleaner before shutdown/reboot; they seem to do okay.

        If they have no IP or banking to protect, I relent to Lavasoft – especially since one of my buddies can’t do without it. Of course there is no way to turn off the AV on AdAware 10, so what’s a guy going to do?

        Don”t answer that – it is just the conundrum I’m in with that particular situation.

        • ZOU November 25, 2012 at 1:30 am #

          I embrace the Ruskies. I am a fan of Dr. Web Cureit, Dr. Web Live, and KBRD.
          There are good Ruskies, and there are bad Ruskies; just like everything else in this whacky world.

          • jcitizen November 25, 2012 at 2:21 am #

            Kaspersky rules from everything I read, but some folks who can’t forget the cold war(older folks) – I have a hard time convincing them the Russian government doesn’t control the owner of the corporation. I realize this is probably ridiculous but that is how some of my clients are. Thanks for posting!

            • ZOU November 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

              That absolutely fascinates me and, makes me laugh, all at the same time.

              The older folks do have an argument. The Russian Mafia has outlasted the Romanov Dynasty and Stalin’s quasi communism (Lenin had something much different in mind). I have heard that the Russian mafia is part of all economic life in Russia; whether you buy an ice cream cone, car, computer, or toilet paper, you are dealing with those who answer to the oldest crime syndicate in existence, and Putin is hiding nuclear subs off our coast and sending spies in an attempt to mimic the Cold War. I guess we should all ponder about where their loyalties lie.

              That said, I still trust Kaspersky and Dr. Web.

              • jcitizen November 30, 2012 at 12:15 am #

                HA! Thanks ZOU! I feel better already! 😀

      • Robert November 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

        Hello Matt. Thanks for replying. So, you’re favorite one is Kaspersky? That’s cool! I myself prefer Comodo because it’s both prevention and dectection and so it’s cool to get two in one. Plus in Comodo 6.0, there is going to be an option within the Suite itself to make a Comodo rescue disk. That reminds me, do you have any plans to try out the Comodo rescue disk in the future?

        • Simon November 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

          Do you use the free version of the comodo Internet security suite or the paid for version ?

  4. Dave November 15, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Always enjoy your video’s Matt. There the best. Thanks

  5. ZOU November 16, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Enjoyed your new video Matt.

  6. ZOU November 16, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Heard one of your beagles shakin’ off fleas.

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      Yep, they sit right next me when I’m makin vids.

  7. RaymondShaw November 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    Hey Matt, if you run dry on malicious links maybe you could search some popular YouTube videos for BS spambot comments; I bet there’s a lot of nasty stuff in the links they post.

  8. jcitizen November 17, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    You just keep blabbing malwarekilla, your videos are just fine!

    • Simon November 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

      Has Microsoft Security Essentials been laid to rest, or is it available for Windows 8 ?

      • jcitizen November 18, 2012 at 1:54 am #

        Last I heard there was only Defender for Win8, maybe someone can correct me.

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

      Thanks, I love my blabbing!

      • jcitizen November 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

        You bet! Its all great!! 😀

  9. Henk Crete - Greece November 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Hello Matt, thanks for your time and effort on this video.
    I’ve been working with Win8 in my VM for 3 weeks and so far MS did a good job. Although, I installed ClassicShell to bring back my start button and to boot right into the desktop.

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

      Sure Henk. I’m going to check out ClassicShell. I heard a little about it last week.

  10. shifflav November 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    Great video Matt…very entertaining. By the way, to find items in Windows 8, like the Control Panel and Windows Defender, just start typing the name when you are at the start screen. It’s really slick and works just like Windows 7, and maybe a bit better.

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Thanks for watching. Yeah, I figured that out after making the video the next day. It’s pretty fast that way too.

  11. Raymondshaw November 18, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    Hey Matt, if you run out of links you could also try checking out BS spam on YouTube – both in comments and in videos (vids that claim to be movies or TV show episodes, but only offer links to shady sites).

    • malwarekilla November 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

      Yeah, I’m always looking for ways to get samples. My videos depend on them.

  12. Simon November 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Hey Matt,

    Can you do a Video Tutorial on Windows Defender Offline, when you have the chance

  13. shre12345 November 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    matt,i meant its gonna be in beta soon..on the german forum of avast we already are close to have a roadmap

  14. ZOU November 25, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    How about this quasi suite Matt:

    Sandboxie, Threatfire@Level 5 (behavior blocker), Malware Defender (HIPS);
    #1 in detecting malicious mouse farts and pin drops.

    It is a bit tedious training Malware Defender for the first week. “Learning mode” helps with that. TF is not quite as bad to train.

    • malwarekilla November 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

      Sounds insane. Lot’s of training I suppose.

      • ZOU November 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

        “Insane” fits well. It is like boot camp for a week or so.

  15. Ted November 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    Matt, I thought you were using Norton Security Suit? When did you drop it for Kaspersky

    • malwarekilla November 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      I never dropped it. NIS is a fine product. I just have more experience with KIS. I really don’t like saying what I like since I’m a product reviewer.

      • Simon November 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

        What do you think about Kaspersky ONE or all- in-one security suites generally where protection is given for your PC, Mac and Android Device (Tablet and/or smartphone)

      • Simon November 30, 2012 at 11:54 am #

        I run Kaspersky’s Antirootkit “TDSSKiller” that together with MalwareBytes new MBAR when it gets to final release should be an awesome combination !!!

  16. Simon November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    I’m guessing they try to compete with each other, there is probably very little between them !

    Can you test out Quick Heal Internet Security 2013 when you have the chance

    Is it true that Symantec now owns Spyware Doctor ? If thats the case: which is better NIS or Spyware Doctor

  17. John November 30, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Did you guys read about this?

    Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate

    • jcitizen November 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      OOPs! Actually that doesn’t surprise me; that is why I always use Avast and only use Defender as an addendum to other good AM solutions.

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