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    antivirus software


    I was using MSE in 7, but with 8 I can't get it to work. What is everyone else using?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jimbo,

    Windows Defender in Windows 8 is the new rebranded MSE, so that would be why MSE will not work in Windows 8 since it's not needed and already included.
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    Thanks Brink...learning something new every hour.....lol
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    LOL, you're welcome. Yeah, there's a lot to hunt down in Windows 8.
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    England
    Posts : 44
    Windows 8 release preview


    It is still possible to use other antivirus programs if you wan to though.
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    Posts : 902
    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Eset smart security provides both av & firewall that work under 8...
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    Why not just stick to Defender? Some say it doesn't update as fast as other security, but it's free and works in the background. Aren't others resource hogs?
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Eset very light footprint.
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    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Posts : 117
    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows XP SP3 32-bit


    Antivirus - ESET NOD32 Antivirus HIPS does not work in Windows 8 in Nod32. They are aware it.
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