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Anti-virus and Anti-spyware on Win8?

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    Anti-virus and Anti-spyware on Win8?


    I search Anti-virus and Anti-spyware to install on Win8, but i want the softwares is light and effective.
    Think about AVAST anti-virus free and SPYBOT for spyware, Whats do you think about this?

    And about MSE, i understood the operation system Win8 include the MSE in Windows Defender, but i dont see
    the icon of MSE in my bar, So what need i to do to active MSE?

    Thanks...

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    No need of a third party Anti-virus programs in windows 8.
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    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,179
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by techo1 View Post
    I search Anti-virus and Anti-spyware to install on Win8, but i want the softwares is light and effective.
    Think about AVAST anti-virus free and SPYBOT for spyware, Whats do you think about this?

    And about MSE, i understood the operation system Win8 include the MSE in Windows Defender, but i dont see
    the icon of MSE in my bar, So what need i to do to active MSE?


    Thanks...
    It is no longer called MSE it is now called Windows Defender. Go to Control Panel and click on Windows Defender to see its status.

    Jim
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    Techo, I'll give my own humble opinion. ANY good free AV will protect you against online idiots. Organized criminals, however, make it difficult, so do this: don't have ANY credit card, bank account, Social Security, etc., numbers on your computer. Then use whatever AV you want.
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    a question about windows defender, i saw this works
    how can i scan specific folder? i clicked left on mouse dont have option scan in the menu.
    thanks
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  6. #6


    Redmond
    Posts : 641
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Have a look:
    windows defender
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    oh right, but its ok to change the registry of windows? was not have change this setting on windows defender interface?
    thanks
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