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does windows 8 have pre installed antivirus?

  1. #1


    Faisalabad
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    windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Professional

    does windows 8 have pre installed antivirus?


    does windows 8 have pre installed antivirus.if yes how can i access it.and which is the best antivirus for windows 8.
    Thanks
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  2. #2


    bangalore
    Posts : 598
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by masoomsahib View Post
    does windows 8 have pre installed antivirus.if yes how can i access it.and which is the best antivirus for windows 8.
    Thanks
    Yes. Windows 8 has a built in antivirus which is known as windows defender..

    type defender in the start menu and you will be able to access its settings.

    The best for windows 8 is defender itself..
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  3. #3


    Posts : 128
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Windows Defender


    At the Start Screen, just start typing defender and the Windows Defender icon will pop up.

    Click on it and you will be taken to Windows Defender.

    It is nearly identical to Microsoft Security Essentials.

    It's the only anti-virus program I use, but I also bought Malewarebytes.

    Thus far I haven't noticed any 'conflicts?' between the two and my box seems to be quite peppy.
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