Interesting quote from Symantec’s head of development Collin Davis talking about Windows Defender, stating that Symantec has: “an entire team that work on nothing but performance. Now we get to say, Norton makes Windows faster. Because Defender is slower than Norton.” Davis explains that “if you turn off Defender,...

There has been a little debate in the Windows community as to whether or not including anti-virus in Windows 8 (in the form of the new Defender), is a good or bad idea. On the very surface it sounds like a no-brainer, Windows has some virus problems and so offering Anti-Virus built-in means that from the moment you...

Symantec’s Norton used to be the most popular computer security software until about five years ago when its popularity started decreasing. Over the past five years its consumer antivirus market share has dropped from 56% to 45%. This is mostly due to how many resources it takes up and competition from other types of...