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Anti-virus and Anti-spyware on Win8?


techo1

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#1
I search Anti-virus and Anti-spyware to install on Win8, but i want the softwares is light and effective.
Think about AVAST anti-virus free and SPYBOT for spyware, Whats do you think about this?

And about MSE, i understood the operation system Win8 include the MSE in Windows Defender, but i dont see
the icon of MSE in my bar, So what need i to do to active MSE?

Thanks...
 

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brummyfan

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#2
No need of a third party Anti-virus programs in windows 8.
 

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Phone Man

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I search Anti-virus and Anti-spyware to install on Win8, but i want the softwares is light and effective.
Think about AVAST anti-virus free and SPYBOT for spyware, Whats do you think about this?

And about MSE, i understood the operation system Win8 include the MSE in Windows Defender, but i dont see
the icon of MSE in my bar, So what need i to do to active MSE?


Thanks...
It is no longer called MSE it is now called Windows Defender. Go to Control Panel and click on Windows Defender to see its status.

Jim :cool:
 

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#4
Techo, I'll give my own humble opinion. ANY good free AV will protect you against online idiots. Organized criminals, however, make it difficult, so do this: don't have ANY credit card, bank account, Social Security, etc., numbers on your computer. Then use whatever AV you want.
 

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techo1

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#5
a question about windows defender, i saw this works
how can i scan specific folder? i clicked left on mouse dont have option scan in the menu.
thanks
 

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cluberti

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techo1

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#7
oh right, but its ok to change the registry of windows? was not have change this setting on windows defender interface?
thanks
 

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