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    Windows 8.1

    windows defender


    In win8.1 is the built in windows defender enough protection our do I need an additional anti virus?

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    I don't believe you do - from what I have read, it is as good as many 3rd party anti-virus programs, and believe me a lot easier to deal with if you aren't an experienced user. You say "additional" - don't install another with Windows Defender and try to run both - it's not a good idea to have more than one at a time.
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    MSE is good enough unless you visit porn sites ...
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    Windows 8.1


    ok thanks guys
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  5. #5


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by bluzeboy View Post
    In win8.1 is the built in windows defender enough protection our do I need an additional anti virus?
    I understood that the built-in security on 8.1 was good so I haven't installed an anti-virus to replace Windows Defender. But I do use malwarebytes pro and super antispyware pro
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    how do i start defender 8.1
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  8. #8


    Posts : 136
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by rogers876 View Post
    how do i start defender 8.1
    Windows Defender is in your apps. Before you do a full scan check for updates first.
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    I run MSE in my laptop on win 7 - its perfect. I ran, temporarily, Defender in 8.1 on my pc, until I had re-installed my 'new' AV - AVG Internet Security 2014, no problems. If you do not wish to use a third party Security, Defender is good, go for it.
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