We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Windows Help


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Security in windows 8 Pro, is it good enough?


simonsup

Likes # 0

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.

Like this post
tullie

Likes # 0

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

Like this post
Pine Man

Likes # 0

'Yes you need antivirus software'

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

Like this post
Quickbeam

Likes # 0

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.

Like this post
Pine Man

Likes # 0

'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.

Like this post
Jock1e

Likes # 0

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.

Like this post
thubay1

Likes # 0

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

The 30 best TV shows on Netflix UK: Our pick of the best programmes you can watch right now

IDG UK Sites

Nostalgia time: Top 10 best selling mobile phones in history

IDG UK Sites

VFX Emmy: Game of Thrones work garners gong for Rodeo FX

IDG UK Sites

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina review (2.6GHz, 128GB, mid-2014)