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Help me choose an Antivirus

  1. #1


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1

    Help me choose an Antivirus


    My Quickheal Pro just expired and currently I'm using Windows Defender which comes pre-installed in Windows 8. Do I need to buy another antivirus or this will work fine?

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  2. #2


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    A subjective opinion from a pleased user: Windows Defender in Windows 8 is a well working and good AV solution. I have quite a many Windows 8 computers both at home and work, all of them running the native Defender.

    In my opinion you will not need a third party AV solution.

    Kari
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  3. #3


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    Thanks @Kari .. An opinion from someone as experienced as you cleared all doubts..
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  4. #4


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by SDhamija View Post
    Thanks @Kari .. An opinion from someone as experienced as you cleared all doubts..
    Thanks. Flattery works always .
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Win 7 x64


    +1 for Windows Defender. It's all I use these days and I've had no issues, same goes for almost everyone else I talk to.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    WIN 8
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  7. #7


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I think Windows Defender is fine. If I was to buy a third party, I'd get Kaspersky. That is crazy good but it's expensive.
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  8. #8


    Delhi, India
    Posts : 58
    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1


    Thanks Everyone for the replies.. I will go with Windows Defender..
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