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  1. #1


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1

    MSE on 8


    Am tidying up a friends computer and she wanted the Norton taken off and something free put on. Now I downloaded MSE and when I went to install it gave me a message that it wasn't needed because the Windows Defender was covering the machine.
    I have not come across this before and am wondering if this could be the case as I am not so sure that Defender runs real time?? If it does then I shall try something else.

    So is the message right anyone ??

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    In Windows 8, Windows Defender is just a renamed MSE, so it's the same.
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  3. #3


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Thanks Shawn I will have to do some reading to see how the manual scan is done etc.

    Oh and have a merry Christmas mate and lets hope the new year is as good as the last one - well that is but for the loss of some of our members eh?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you. I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well.

    If you like, this below will make it easier to manually scan with Windows Defender on demand.

    Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8

    ....and a bonus: Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Thanks again Shawn and I meant to say thinks for all the help you have given me during the year as I know I can be quite trying at times being a tad gung ho and OCD LOL!!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're always most welcome. It's never a bother.
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