Thursday, 12 May 2016

Windows and Windows Defender : YOU coded it, so YOU get to protect us!

The "Feedback Hub" in Windows 10 (in case it's only for Windows Insider Builds; just think of it as a question now and then regarding some feature or change in the latest Windows build.

No hassle, either just give a 1-5 score, or ramble on and hope someone at MS reads it (or sometimes don't hope!)....

In the extremely likely idea Microsoft aren't presenting my feedback to Balmer every morning,
why not present it to the world?!

Question

How hard is it to understand the antivirus protection status using Windows Defender?

My Answer

Score 4 / 5

Make people give thought to who really is in the best position to write protective software and other components for Windows 10;
how can it not be the people who wrote/have access to the source code?

In general, all antivirus software is close to scam-ware, pretending to protect you from malicious code, when code is just as lacking in moral motivation and responsibility as any other language;
thereby only giving customers protection after a malicious binary has been detected (by someone else) and flagged by the entire AV-community. 

PC-makers, banks, whomever get well paid for pushing McAfee and other software on customers, thereby giving a false vote of confidence, making customers likely to pay when the bill eventually comes...

YOU built it, YOU secure it best - tell that to the people! (if true)