Microsoft introduces KDP, or Kernel Data Protection, a new security feature in Windows 10 that will make the system less vulnerable to malware and cybercriminal attacks. This is thanks to the ‘adaptability’ of the kernel in real time.
Novelties are coming to Microsoft Windows 10, and no, this time, we are not here to tell you that something about the system has failed with the last update. Instead, little by little, Windows 10 has become more stable and, above all, more secure.
On several occasions, we have told you about the best antivirus. In addition to the user’s common sense is Windows Defender. The program was redesigned from scratch a few years ago to protect the system better. To offer better features in real-time and, above all, to consume fewer resources by having deep access to the system. Window Defender Antivirus is a Windows solution that protects your device by detecting malicious or unwanted software. Such as viruses, Trojans, or worms.
Windows Defender also uses real-time protection to analyze everything you download or run on the device. It is a method of preventing and removing spyware in Microsoft Windows 10. That is already installed and activated on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 computers.
Your computer’s security threats exist and are there; that’s a reality. It may not be every day. But the day may come when you regret (very much) not having protected your computer. A virus can be spread over the internet. It can be loaded as you turn on your device, or you can even be the one who unknowingly accepted the installation of malicious software. At that moment, the catastrophe has no turning back.
Antivirus protects you against losing your files or some valuable functions on your computer. Today we have backups in the cloud or even on physical hard drives at home. And the chances of infection seem minimal, but do you remember the WannaCry virus? It is an attack that took place in work environments. In which the company is supposedly responsible for the security of your computer. But the name they named the attack is very descriptive. If a virus reaches us and destroys all of our information, we want to cry.
The first reason to use Windows defender is that it is free. You can find other free solutions, but it is possible if you download one out there. The software itself is already infected. If you use a free antivirus, make it Windows Defender. Not having a pro or paid version will not fry you with ads to buy the pro version. Or alarm you because your computer is not sufficiently protected.
On many occasions, it can be suspicious precisely because it is free. But after many improvements, Windows Defender is a satisfactory solution for the average user. Its operation is very similar to another antivirus found on the market, with a difference. Since there is no paid version, it will not bother us with unnecessary pop-up ads.
This is another crucial point since if the free antivirus you have downloaded is out there, nobody is possibly responsible for a potential catastrophe within your computer. But with Windows Defender, having Microsoft behind you can rest easy. If everyone said that with Mac, you don’t need an antivirus, Microsoft has succeeded, if you need an antivirus. But now we have an effective one, free and pre-installed. All the experts agree that each time it offers more efficient operation and that its protection is sufficient if we are not going to get into pages of dubious origin or P2P applications.
According to Softonic analysis, Windows Defender is one of the best antiviruses on the market today. And according to AV-TEST, the Independent Institute of Security, it is also. This comparison was not made only with the free ones but with other third-party solutions. In its last tests in May-June 2018, it obtained the Top Product rating with the best usability and protection scores. In addition, the defender managed to get rid of all the malware samples and only checked two false positives.
An antivirus has to work while we are working. And on many occasions, we can accuse a lack of performance in our equipment, and the cause is the antivirus. The latest AV-TEST tests show a slowdown when accessing popular web pages and downloading frequently used programs. Running standard software and copying files is low, and it doesn’t consume much RAM, either.
After the vulnerabilities in processors, both ARM and, above all, Intel, Microsoft went to work to shield the operating system’s core a little more. Now, Windows 10 will be more secure thanks to KDP, or Kernel Data Protection.
As we read on ZDNet, the new security feature of Windows 10 will block the kernel. This is the system’s core, so malware or cybercriminals cannot access it. We are preventing them from modifying part of the code.
With Kernel Data Protection, Windows 10 can configure critical system structures. As “read-only” instead of the usual “read and write” option. This is a significant change. This way, the malware will not be able to modify the files to scale system structures and access essential data sets.
In addition to system protection by modifying kernel permissions. The KDP will have other benefits, such as performance improvements, by decreasing the burden on certification components. Reliability improvements by facilitating the diagnosis of memory errors and can be used in other applications. Such as virtualization engines and video game anti-cheat systems that external companies can use.
Currently, the KDP of Windows 10 is already included in the system’s latest version for insider users. But those from Redmond have not given details about the arrival of the function in the stable version of Windows 10.
Speaking of Windows 10 updates, we remind you if you have not been able to update to the latest version of the system. It may be because it is blocking the said update.