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Windows 8 the most secure operating system? Print E-mail
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Source: ghacks - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security Windows is seen by many as an insecure operating system, inferior security-wise to Linux and even Mac OS X. And while it certainly can seem that way, considering that most malware authors concentrate on Windows thanks to the operating systemís crushing market share, others have suggested that this impression comes more from the concentration on Windows than superior security of other operating systems. Microsoft will improve the security of the operating system in Windows 8 further, for instance by integrating a Smartscreen Filter into the system that protects users from malicious files they may run on the system. This feature has been overly protective in test builds though, as it is also blocking new or less popular files from being run on the system. Users can however bypass the protection for individual files provided they know how.

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