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Post by hickton on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:34 am

am running windows 8, apparently its got a built in Microsoft anti virus programme and firewall. is this sufficient or should I buy something like MacAfee?

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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:11 pm

Microsoft Security Essentials is a fine program and free.

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Post by zenwoodle on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:16 pm

I run Avast on my windows 8 machine.
I feel safer if my security is not provided by Microsoft.  Beer 
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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:29 pm

zenwoodle wrote:I run Avast on my windows 8 machine.
I feel safer if my security is not provided by Microsoft.  Beer 


Why?? We use it all over the place. Free and works well.

It is easy to hate MS but why in this instance unless you are running a hacked operating system.

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Post by arbon on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:09 pm

Zedinmexico wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials is a fine program and free.

...Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender. But it has to be activated.

http://www.pcworld.com/category/business/
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Post by Zedinmexico on Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:27 pm

arbon wrote:
Zedinmexico wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials is a fine program and free.

...Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender. But it has to be activated.

http://www.pcworld.com/category/business/


Different name same product. Yes it has to be activated as it checks for hacked operating systems and such.
Looks identical to MS Security Essentials. One comes with MS 8 other can be downloaded for free by anyone.
Only difference is name at top of screen. Works fine. Been using it for years. I wouldn't touch McAfee or Norton
ever again.

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Post by arbon on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:14 pm

Now I remember... Windows defender became action center on win 7.

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Post by peteben on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:28 pm

If you're not sure or don't understand the differences or limitations of the Microsoft product, then you should get a more comprehensive product, like Norton, McAffee or Kaspersky, IMHO.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:58 am

Been running MS essentials on 40 different systems. The product is fine for the average person. My experience with Norton or McAffee is pretty miserable and I would not touch them as they are bloatware. Kaspersky is a cut above the other two but do average folks here need any of these when MS essentials, or others are free and work well enough for the average user?

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Post by hickton on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:04 am

sounds like i saved some money !! thanks all

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