Third party antivirus, Windows 8 firewall
Windows 8 antivirus, Third-party firewall
Third party antivirus and firewall
Windows 8 antivirus and firewall
Actually there was a good reason - I found AVG to be too crap, and got 1 year of Kapersky for free, and after it ran out I paid for more. This was back when windows didn't have built in AV software, but now that it does I won't bother with third party stuff.
Yes. I stand corrected. I shouldn't have stated that I never used 3rd party. It hasn't been since MS came out with Security Essentials. 3 or 4 years prior to that I used AV that my DSL ISP company supplied for free. That was sweet but found the program to be a resource hog, especially on older machines. I'm sure they've gotten better, but I don't even wanna know.
Since Security Essential is out I never paid for AV anymore, install it in hundreds of customers PCs too.
Thanks, area 66. As more or less a novice, I sincerely find it assuring the affirmation of Security Essentials coming from a Pro.
Just remember, on Windows 8 it's Defender , not Security Essential , ( basically the same )
Windows Defender has done its job, no issues here.
Thank you Windows, finally implanting something to fight viruses.
Just came across something new and a potential issue - a right-click on a newly downloaded file, or on a USB drive, and I could choose a menu option to run Microsoft Internet Security and check the file/USB stick for viruses.
Now - there's no right-click menu to allow Windows 8 Defender to check an individual file or drive. Anyone know whether this is an omission or have Microsoft made it so that it's not necessary, i.e. if I did try to run a file or open up a USB stick's files, and it happened to be infected, then Defender would kick in and prevent the file/drive running?
As long as Microsoft Security Essential/Windows Defender won't give me problems, i will stick to it. Or else i will use third-party AV.