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  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    windows 8

    games


    I'm new to Windows 8 and am trying to get used to it. I have 2 questions. This new computer and OS came with a McAfee trial. I was trying to download Microsoft Security Essentials, but Now I can't find it anywhere. Also, I miss my Freecell. The version I downloaded from the App center is too easy, plus I like to pick what game number to play and I can't find a version that lets me do that.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jacoba,

    In Windows 8/8.1, the included Windows Defender is the rebranded Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) now. You will not be able install MSE since Windows 8/8.1 already has it by default as Windows Defender.

    Whenever you install any 3rd party AV program like McAfee, Windows Defender will be disabled by default. You'll have to uninstall the 3rd party AV to have Windows Defender enabled again. If Windows Defender doesn't get turned on by default afterwards, then you could do so manually.
    If you like, the context menu and Send To item from the tutorials below can help make using Windows Defender easier.

    Hope this helps with that issue,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 12
    windows 8


    Belated thank you
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8 Pro x64 With Media Center/Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 >>Dual Boot<<


    so we don't need any antivirus in win 8,use default windows defender & we'll get updates till microsoft support win 8 ?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Love,

    Since Windows 8/8.1 comes with the Windows Defender (aka: renamed "Microsoft Security Essentials") antivirus program included, there's no need to install a 3rd party antivirus program unless you just wanted to. If you do, then Windows Defender will be disabled by default so that the other one will be used instead.

    Windows Defender gets it's definition and program updates through Windows Updates. The definition updates are daily.

    Hope this helps.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 64
    Windows 8 Pro x64 With Media Center/Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x86 >>Dual Boot<<


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Love,

    Since Windows 8/8.1 comes with the Windows Defender (aka: renamed "Microsoft Security Essentials") antivirus program included, there's no need to install a 3rd party antivirus program unless you just wanted to. If you do, then Windows Defender will be disabled by default so that the other one will be used instead.

    Windows Defender gets it's definition and program updates through Windows Updates. The definition updates are daily.

    Hope this helps.
    ok thanks admin....!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,575
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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