Windows 8 Is Running Fast!
Microsoft is promoting a secure protection when Windows 8 comes out. This would be the first time that Windows has ever offered this security protection. This comes with no additional cost to the consumer as well. These protections will battle against viruses, spyware, Trojan horses, rootkits, and other malware. That’s a nice costs savings, since consumers spend money on all types of different security software’s. Windows defender currently provides a similar protection, as well as, a similar look and feel, like Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus programs.
Windows 8 will now run programs once you have downloaded it from the Internet. In turn, a SmartScreen filter will check against a list of secure applications and alerts to protect against threats of viruses and malware. An alert will pop up and then you will be able to further investigate the program from the source of the website. The SmartScreen warning alerts will break from the previous alerts you have to click through.
Starting up Windows 8, a new boot method will run UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface), which is an improvement from the current BIOS boot system that has been running on PC’s for decades now.
As a whole UEFI is more secure and faster startup times, a welcome change for PC’s users usually complaining about boot times. This boot method is said to start up in a matter of 8 seconds, from the time you press the power button to when Microsoft Windows is completely booted to the desktop.
These improvements are great for IT service providers that are supporting their users and always having to replace, or fix machines that are constantly having issues booting up in a timely and efficient manner.
You will definitely appreciate the less noticeable improvements too. The Secure Boot feature of UEFI will prevent advanced malware (such as bootkits and rootkits) from causing damage, and it will stop other boot loader attacks (such as malware that loads unauthorized operating systems) as well.