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Windows Defender plus Windows Firewall Control

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    Windows Defender plus Windows Firewall Control


    Hi, I'm only running Windows Defender plus Windows Firewall Control on my Win 8 Pro x64. Are these enough for my security? Can anybody recommend any security setup that won't slow down my system? Much appreciated.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hi. i usually say it depends on what you use the computer for ,and how careful you are ,i have been using win8 since last August and windows defender and windows firewall is all i use for realtime security,"so far so good " . i also have malwarebytes for scanning for malware/trojans and such ,and spywareblaster for blocking IE and Firefox from loading known bad web site,and i don't open email attachments
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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    When I last checked the Windows Defender software that is bundled with Windows 8 did a pretty good job at detecting and removing malware. I have a Windows 8 tablet and I run Defender on that and haven't came across any troubles. Do bear in mind that their are Anti-viruses and security solutions that in most defiantly do a better job. If your going to run Defender make sure you run a on-demand anti-spyware program such as malwarebytes or super-anti spyware.
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    I am on MSE and Win firewall in my Win 7 x 64 laptop and do not do online gaming. so far so good.
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