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How and what download as Microsoft security

  1. #1


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    windows 8 basics

    How and what download as Microsoft security


    I just bought a new PC Windows 8 Basics. I would like to install a security protection
    from Microsoft but what version do I have to install ? I tried Defense but they said this
    is already included in my PC. Do I have to install something else ?

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Theoremes, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender for antivirus and malware protection. In Windows 8, this is just the new version of Microsoft Security Essentialss (MSE). If you like, the tutorials below can make using it easier.

    Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8

    or

    Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 27
    windows 8 basics


    Thanks. The store gave me 1 year free or another security program (Kaspersky) I guess is useless to install it as I am
    already set up with security ? Would installing one more security program would increase the overall security ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,585
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could use a 3rd party AV program instead of Windows Defender if you like. Some will be better, and some will not. However, Windows Defender is a good one, and works best with since it's part of Windows 8.
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