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    Windows Defender Opinions


    I searched and there are over 6000 threads so I decided to start a new one... Sorry. Anyway my question is twofold as follows:

    1) How do you like Windows Defender?

    2) On Windows 8 is Windows Defender enough or do I need to purchase Norton, MacAfee, etc...?

    Thanks

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    NJ
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    yes it is fine for antivirus program with a wee bit of antimalware in it but I would also get Malwarebytes pro to complement it
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    Thanks. I picked up the pro version like you suggested and it looks like it has a 1 time or life time charge so hopefully I won't have to pay again next year?

    Thanks again!
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    Love it. No longer have to re-register annually with Avast and have a clean system. Granted 90% of that is a result of common sense vs software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeylittle View Post
    Thanks. I picked up the pro version like you suggested and it looks like it has a 1 time or life time charge so hopefully I won't have to pay again next year?

    Thanks again!
    the Pro version of Malwarebytes for the home user has lifetime updates and upgrades
    For the business user it is updates but it is only for 1 year for upgrades
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeylittle View Post
    1) How do you like Windows Defender?
    I sure like it! It's built-in: something the rest lack + it's speed and lite resource usage.

    2) On Windows 8 is Windows Defender enough or do I need to purchase Norton, MacAfee, etc...?
    Depends on user but personally I use it without any other AV solution. Defender does a good work all by itself.
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    Thanks everyone. I feel really secure now with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro.
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    You are welcome
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