In term of Anti-Malware protection, for an operating system, you need protection against hackers, virus, worm, spyware, adware, phishing, Trojan and many other things. At this moment all supported version of Windows Operating (Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, and Windows 7) comes with firewall and you don’t have to be worry about it. Regarding to attacks on the web such as phishing, you are protected as long as you use latest version of Internet Explorer. The only thing that remains is Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware program. Windows Vista and Windows 7 comes with Anti-Spyware out of the box, it is Windows Defender.
Note that in these version of Windows Operating system, Windows Defender is only Anti-Spyware that protect you against Spyware, Adware and any program that damage your privacy , but it WILL NOT protect you against Virus, Worm, Trojan and other Malware. If you notice when you install Windows for first time, it will give you a message that no Anti-Virus been detected and you should get one.
In Windows 8 Consumer Preview , you already have Anti-Malware protection that protect you against Virus, Worm, Spyware, Adware, Trojan and other threats. Note that Windows Defender in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is Anti-Spyware only and you need Anti-Malware protection too, but in Windows 8 Consumer Preview , Windows Defender is Anti-Spyware and Anti-Malware and you don’t need any additional protection.
In Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you don’t need any other Anti-Virus protection like you needed in other version of Windows. Windows Defender in Windows 8 Consumer Preview is replacement of Microsoft Security Essentials and it has similar Malware protection engine.
You don’t need any additional Anti-Virus protection in Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
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