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Windows Defender plus Windows Firewall Control


caperjack

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hi. i usually say it depends on what you use the computer for ,and how careful you are ,i have been using win8 since last August and windows defender and windows firewall is all i use for realtime security,"so far so good " . i also have malwarebytes for scanning for malware/trojans and such ,and spywareblaster for blocking IE and Firefox from loading known bad web site,and i don't open email attachments
 

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When I last checked the Windows Defender software that is bundled with Windows 8 did a pretty good job at detecting and removing malware. I have a Windows 8 tablet and I run Defender on that and haven't came across any troubles. Do bear in mind that their are Anti-viruses and security solutions that in most defiantly do a better job. If your going to run Defender make sure you run a on-demand anti-spyware program such as malwarebytes or super-anti spyware.
 

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elbmek

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I am on MSE and Win firewall in my Win 7 x 64 laptop and do not do online gaming. so far so good.
 

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    Win 10
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    Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-4790 (3.6GHz) 8MB Cache
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    ASUS® H81M-PLUS: Micro-ATX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs
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