Symantec has claimed that the upcoming operating system from Microsoft will actually be faster when using the Norton Security software. Symantec’s Head of Development Collin Davis was speaking to technology website TechRadar about how the company’s new code has seen a quicker user experience when not using Windows Defender in the Consumer and Release previews of Windows 8.
He said, "Windows, as you know, includes Defender. And that's a big deal. That's great, it's important and it's continued to raise the bar. But with Defender comes something interesting. You know how often we talk about speed and performance. We have an entire team that work on nothing but performance. Now we get to say, Norton makes Windows faster. Because Defender is slower than Norton."
He added, "If you turn off Defender, your PC will be faster. We always have overhead, we still do. We add less overhead than Defender does. Beginning with our Fall release, you will be updated to the latest technology without reboots."
These claims from Symantec are the result of internal testing in which Davis says these results would be reproduce if undergoing an independent test.
Davis went onto say despite the increase use in the mobile platform, Windows will be main target for people trying to exploit the system. "The bad guys will always exploit the operating system with most installs. Windows 8 will be no different."
The new software from Norton is expected to arrive towards the end of the year and will also see the end of having to restart your computer when installing updates. "You won't need to reboot your PC. We've done a lot of new work on our update system without having to bounce the system."
Published on Wednesday 20 June 2012 @ 10:22:34 by ANDYW
, Windows 8
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