Antivirus to be built into Windows 8.

Posted: November 22, 2011. At: 2:58 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 2210

Chinese hacker text The Windows 8 operating system from Redmond will have the anti-virus included in the distributed OS instead of being available as a free download as it was with the Microsoft Security Essentials that I have used on Windows 7. This is causing a bit of debate on whether this is an anti-trust issue or not. This is not new, there was a simple anti-virus application bundled with Windows 3.1 named Microsoft Anti-Virus for Windows, this was also a DOS 6.22 application that provided some protection from the viruses of the day. So anyone who calls this an anti-trust issue should remember that this is not new. Although the other anti-virus vendors might be upset that their business is stolen by Microsoft. I wonder if this will put the makers of Norton 360 out of business. The Windows 3.1 anti-virus is interesting, VET anti-virus for DOS was also very good at cleaning off viruses from my old DOS computer.

What do you think, Good idea or not?

2 responses to “Antivirus to be built into Windows 8.

This is the best thing for Windows if the team can get the Windows operating sytem as secure as it should be. That has been a problem for a while.

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