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Security in windows 8 Pro, is it good enough?


simonsup

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Is the built in windows defender and the built in security into windows 8 any good? Or do I need to install Norton 360 for example? Thanks.

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tullie

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Yes you need antivirus software,i use Avast Free,but there are others

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Pine Man

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'Yes you need antivirus software'

Not strictly true. Windows 8 has all the security that is necessary.

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Quickbeam

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I'm glad to know that, my Zone Alarm Extreme won't yet work without compatibility issues in W8. So I've been using the Windows security since I installed it.

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Pine Man

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'I'm glad to know that,'

I checked it out and it gets quite a good review albeit a little slow on doing a full scan.

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Jock1e

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I have said it before if it was any good Microsoft would be selling it.The first thing I do when I get a new computer is switch Windows defender off in Services.

If you are going to use MSE you need a good Anti-malware program to go with it.

If you bank with Barclays I believe Kaspersky is still free with them.

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