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Mickeylittle

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I searched and there are over 6000 threads so I decided to start a new one... Sorry. Anyway my question is twofold as follows:

1) How do you like Windows Defender?

2) On Windows 8 is Windows Defender enough or do I need to purchase Norton, MacAfee, etc...?

Thanks
 

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    Windows 8
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    Lenovo Thinkpad 2

robinb9

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yes it is fine for antivirus program with a wee bit of antimalware in it but I would also get Malwarebytes pro to complement it
 

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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
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    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
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    4gigs
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    atm randioum
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Mickeylittle

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Thanks. I picked up the pro version like you suggested and it looks like it has a 1 time or life time charge so hopefully I won't have to pay again next year?

Thanks again!
 

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    Windows 8
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    Lenovo Thinkpad 2

SpyderBite

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Love it. No longer have to re-register annually with Avast and have a clean system. Granted 90% of that is a result of common sense vs software. ;)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Professional
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware m14x
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GT 650m
    Browser
    FireFox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

robinb9

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Thanks. I picked up the pro version like you suggested and it looks like it has a 1 time or life time charge so hopefully I won't have to pay again next year?

Thanks again!

the Pro version of Malwarebytes for the home user has lifetime updates and upgrades
For the business user it is updates but it is only for 1 year for upgrades
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

Hopachi

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1) How do you like Windows Defender?
I sure like it! It's built-in: something the rest lack + it's speed and lite resource usage.

2) On Windows 8 is Windows Defender enough or do I need to purchase Norton, MacAfee, etc...?
Depends on user but personally I use it without any other AV solution. Defender does a good work all by itself.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

Mickeylittle

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Thanks everyone. I feel really secure now with Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad 2

robinb9

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You are welcome
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

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