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  1. #1


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    Antivirus


    I installed WCP yesterday..I have not yet installed any antivirus..I understand that defender also gives same protection as MSE..So is there any need to install other AV??

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  2. #2



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    Windows 8 comes with built in smartscreen filter, and windows defender, but i recommend that you download atleast microsoft security essentials.
    Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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  3. #3


    Avast 7 works great on WCP
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  4. #4


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    Windows 8 comes with built in smartscreen filter, and windows defender, but i recommend that you download atleast microsoft security essentials.
    Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
    I thought in WCP defender works like MSE..
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    Windows 8 comes with built in smartscreen filter, and windows defender, but i recommend that you download atleast microsoft security essentials.
    Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
    I thought in WCP defender works like MSE..
    It works !
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  6. #6


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kynix View Post
    Windows 8 comes with built in smartscreen filter, and windows defender, but i recommend that you download atleast microsoft security essentials.
    Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
    I thought in WCP defender works like MSE..
    It works !
    Then Why should I install MSE if defender substitutes it?
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  7. #7



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    I didn't actually know that, thanks Vrosa
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  8. #8


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    I will stick with defender.what say vrosa?
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  9. #9


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I have doubts. Can somebody confirm with some source link or total knowdledge if Windows Defender is the same as MSE?

    I am considering installing MSE or Avast, but if I can avoid it, I will avoid it.

    Thanks
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  10. #10


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT
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