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Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis of the File Detection Test

This Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis report is supplementary to AV-Comparatives’ main report, already published, of the March 2016 File-Detection Test. No additional testing has been performed; rather, the existing test result have been re-analysed from a different perspective, to consider what impact the missed samples are likely to have on customers, according to telemetry data of Microsoft.

Microsoft commissioned this supplementary report. In this report, customer impact is measured according to prevalence. Essentially, some malware samples pose a greater threat to the average user than others, because they are more widespread. An impact heatmap can be found on https://impact.av-comparatives.org

More information can be read also in this Microsoft blog post.

Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis of the File Detection Test

This Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis report is supplementary to AV-Comparatives’ main report, already published, of the September 2015 File-Detection Test. No additional testing has been performed; rather, the existing test result have been re-analysed from a different perspective, to consider what impact the missed samples are likely to have on customers, according to telemetry data of Microsoft.

Microsoft commissioned this supplementary report. This report is a prototype customer-impact report; improved versions might be provided for future File-Detection Test reports. In this report, customer impact is measured according to prevalence. Essentially, some malware samples pose a greater threat to the average user than others, because they are more widespread. An impact heatmap can be found on http://impact.av-comparatives.org

More information can be read also in this Microsoft blog post.

Deactivating data collection (telemetry) in Windows 10

Microsoft uses telemetry – remote data collection – in Windows 10, to study how users interact with the product. Free tools are available for deactivating data collection (telemetry) in Windows 10.

ShutUp10: “O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far. Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated.

http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

Similar tools : WinPrivacy (German only), DisableWinTracking, DoNotSpy10

Use at your own risk! If you are unsure about what you are disabling or whether you need certain configurations, better you do not mess around with those settings.

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Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis of the File Detection Tests

These Microsoft-prevalence-based analysis reports are supplementary to AV-Comparatives’ main reports, already published, of the September 2013 and March 2014 File-Detection Tests. No additional testing has been performed; rather, the existing test results have been re-analysed from a different perspective, to consider what impact the missed samples are likely to have on customers, according to telemetry data of Microsoft.