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Windows Defender on Windows 8 - Introduction

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    Windows Defender on Windows 8 - Introduction


    The purpose of this post is to help anyone who requires a better understanding of using Windows Defender, including the removal of 3rd party antivirus programs if reverting to Defender. Hope this proves helpful, and thanks to Stephen Boots for the link:

    Windows Defender on Windows 8 - Introduction and Frequently Asked Questions
    Summary

    The purpose of this article is to address various issues, concerns, and address frequently asked questions, regarding Windows Defender on Windows 8, and to help you Protect your PC.
    Windows Defender on Windows 8 - Introduction and Frequently Asked - Microsoft Community

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    Registry Cleaning and a protected system


    Included in the link are some helpful pointers on registry cleaners by Ed Bott: Why I don't use registry cleaners | Ed Bott
    Also, an MS support policy for registry cleaning: Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities
    These are recommendations against using registry cleaners for all novice users, and a reminder to the more advanced user to use extreme caution when cleaning the registry.

    There is also mention of obtaining a 'well-protected system', and talk of using more than one antivirus (and why you shouldn't!). Very well put together, Mr. Boots. Recommended reading
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    Thanks for posting this, DustSailor. It is informative and should help a bunch of us understand a little better.
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