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Does this Micrososft Security Essentials run on W8 ok?

  1. #1


    Posts : 45
    Windows 8

    Does this Micrososft Security Essentials run on W8 ok?


    Download Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
    I found 64 bit for Windows7. Does that work with W8 too?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    No. Windows 8 comes with Security Essentials, however it's been integrated into Windows Defender (and it's just called Defender).

    You don't need to install it.
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  3. #3


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    windows 8 indeeed has built-in MSE, which is now re-branded as windows defender.however, you couldn't access windows defender if you are using another antivirus.hope this helps you
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  4. #4


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Defender in 8 is actually much better than the original defender and MSE, but I still prefer Eset NOD32
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  5. #5


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8 pro 64


    It's okay, I wish it had better active protection but it isn't bad.

    (I've seen infections/retroviruses from browsers completely shut down MSE before so I'm a little disappointed to be honest).

    I hear Windows Defender for 8 is a tad better.
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