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Windows defender turned off

  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Windows defender turned off


    It says it's been turned off and it's not monitoring the computer, I can't turn it on either unless I'm not doing something right. McAfee internet security suite was on the laptop when I brought, is it because of that? Should I just remove it?

    Is windows defender good security on it's own or do I need more than just that? I've downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware, is that any good?

    thanks for any help, I'm slightly clueless when it comes to this..

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  2. #2


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    windows 8.1 Pro


    Is this thread any good for you how do turn windows defender on.x
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  3. #3


    Posts : 96
    Win 8.1 Enterprise


    Hello there,

    In addition regarding your concern on Windows Defender, I wouldn't count on it. Avast Free Version of Anti-Virus is good, you may also keep Malwarebytes as it is an excellent anti-malware/spyware program.
    Is windows defender good security on it's own or do I need more than just that? I've downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware, is that any good?
    Hope this helps.
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