Windows 8 with Private firewall security test

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  1. Is private firewall actually detecting it the executed files as malware or is it simply alerting you that a program is trying to run and its asking you for permission to run it?

  2. I have a question, on your last part of the test where you click on malicious files: the firewall simply blocks it from accessing the internet- but it seems to me that the software could have still executed and performed offline activities?

  3. I'm pretty disappointed with most Antivirus. 
    While AVG, Avira, Avast, etc (even WD) detect malware. 
    They no longer detect PUPS/Adware/etc (no matter how relentless it is and how it gets into your system) when they use to be pretty good about it. 

    Malware is malware. 
    Spyware is spyware. If it is stealing your information, and changing things without your permission it is malicious and should be treated as such. Regardless of your "feelings" that it's not malicious.

  4. What I don't like about Windows Defender is that if I waren't told is inbuild in Win8 I wouldn't know about it, because the guy where I bought my laptop put there immediately AVG. A new user to Win8-8.1 may not know this, and there is nothing on the main screen, even the main screen of the menu. Also if you make a right click on something there is no scan option. It makes seem like there is NO protection. Also nothing in the hidden icons. And this really bothers me about it. I mean, yea, it's designed to not bother the user. Start and forget. But I'd just like to see it. Just an little icon saying, "Yea, I'm still here and working." I personally see it as something Microsoft should work on. I think it's not such a big thing to do.

  5. Thanks for the test/review! Can I request a test of your own security configuration? I am thinking of Windows Defender + Malwarebytes 2.0 Premium. I am using this configuration (though with Security Essentials on Win7) on your recommendation, but I would like to see it in action 🙂

  6. Very good video, as usual! In re the browser/search engine hijacks, it looks like scanners found no malware; did simply resetting IE fix it or was more needed to undo hijacks?

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