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Will they get away with Defender?

  1. #11


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Thanks, Bill, still, MSE is built into Win8 8102 under the name of "Defender."

    From what you presented, it seems even better than MSE in Win 7.

    Again, I have yet to see anything that indicates, intrinsically, it's any different or lacking anything MSE in Win 7 offers.

    Basically, MSE is built into Win 8 8102 with benefits, right?

    The interface, to me, is practically identical.

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  2. #12


    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Posts : 20
    Win 8x64 - Win 7x64, Win7x32


    When I finished installing Win 8, I automatically installed an AV (in this case MSSE). Are you guys saying that this is not necessary with the present build ?
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  3. #13


    London
    Posts : 6
    Win 7


    I wouldn't be using Defender in a corporate environment, so the facility to uninstall - or not install - is a useful one. If it proves to be as robust and as up to date as the competition - i.e. with regards viral signature distribution - then I think it will be a great boon to the Windows world. For corporate use, I need central administration, monitoring and frequent updates.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    You can use MSE in win8 instead of Defender (still now I don't know what Defender in win8 look like @@). May Defender will be switched with MSE.
    I will try Norton Internet Security, hope it works
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  5. #15


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by chocoboxx View Post
    You can use MSE in win8 instead of Defender (still now I don't know what Defender in win8 look like @@). May Defender will be switched with MSE.
    I will try Norton Internet Security, hope it works
    Defender in Win8 is practically identical to MSE.
    You don't need MSE in Win8 8102.109 pre-beta.

    How many times do I have to present this?
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by rowal5555 View Post
    When I finished installing Win 8, I automatically installed an AV (in this case MSSE). Are you guys saying that this is not necessary with the present build ?
    Yup.
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  7. #17


    Dunedin, New Zealand
    Posts : 20
    Win 8x64 - Win 7x64, Win7x32


    Thank you. It was an automatic action, LOL.
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  8. #18


    somerset
    Posts : 4
    Win7 , win 8 on laptop


    I don't view an antivirus the same as media player or a browser as its sole purpose is to maintain and protect the integrity and security of the Operating System , its not a third party application ?

    I reckon including the AV in windows builds could well become a given and if the user wants to add their own security they can ?

    Interestingly It would place the owness totally onto Microsoft which means they could potentially be held liable for any security breach if their inbuilt security failed to keep user information safe ?
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  9. #19


    The Win 8 version of Defender is a blend of Defender an MS Security Essentials. I ran a deep scan today and it detected no issues.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 24
    windows8 64bit


    I always used MSE in windows 7 with no problems. Windows Defender in w8, is identical to MSE as far as I can tell so I'll just carry on using it. I can't see the point in installing another anti virus.
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