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MSE inbuilt for Windows 8

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 285
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    MSE inbuilt for Windows 8


    Hi there, since MS started shipping Windows Defender in Vista as a comprehensive security measure to deal with malware. I guess Windows 8 will come with MSE.

    What do you think?

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    I doubt it. The EU will probably complain about it to much. Do not think Microsoft wants to go through that again.
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  3. #3


    I'm going to guess not. Too many people use third-party programs like Norton. You know those guys, they swear by the program they payed for and won't consider changing. Until people open up to using free alternatives, Microsoft would be adding another step for them. First they would need to remove MSE, then install the other.
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
    I'm going to guess not. Too many people use third-party programs like Norton. You know those guys, they swear by the program they payed for and won't consider changing. Until people open up to using free alternatives, Microsoft would be adding another step for them. First they would need to remove MSE, then install the other.
    I think during the setup/installation phase of Windows they should allow you to install/not install Windows programs (such as IE, MSE, WLMessenger, WLMail, etc).
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  5. #5


    Ohio
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    I barely trust Microsoft's security programs, dunno why but I think XP's Windows Firewall kinda set me off....
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by Prisoner View Post
    I barely trust Microsoft's security programs, dunno why but I think XP's Windows Firewall kinda set me off....
    I can't speak for XP, but I know MSE is very trustworthy. I use it as my only AV, and it has never let me down.

    I know others feel the same way. Give MSE a try! After all, it's free?
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  7. #7


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    The comment about the EU is right on target. The EU is very consumer conscious and i doubt that MS would like to take them on again. My guess would be that the trend goes towards more configurability a la Windows Live Essentials. The odd thing here is that you can make a selection during the uninstall, but not during the install. That is logic backwards.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Yep, it will be an 'optional' add-on.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Yep, it will be an 'optional' add-on.
    +1 While the EU may prevent it from being included, I also think that it will be an option...
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  10. #10


    Provo, Utah
    Posts : 111
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


    Maybe included in the Live Suite of products?
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