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Standard User samulam
(committed) Sat 09-Feb-13 01:07:26
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antivirus security in windows 8


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I upgraded from windows 7 to win 8. Previously I had Microsoft security essentials. However I cannot find the Microsoft security essentials in win 8. Has the name changed, if so what is it called? If I want to carry out an antivirus check how can I do it?
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 09-Feb-13 01:12:40
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Re: antivirus security in windows 8


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It is called Windows Defender. Type "Windows Defender" into the start screen.

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Standard User OpenAccess
(regular) Sat 09-Feb-13 10:24:39
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Re: antivirus security in windows 8


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You have to download MSE from Microsoft, It will then replace Defender

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Sat 09-Feb-13 10:41:35
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Re: antivirus security in windows 8


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In reply to a post by OpenAccess:
You have to download MSE from Microsoft, It will then replace Defender

Not in Windows 8, it is called Defender

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Standard User HTTP404
(learned) Sat 09-Feb-13 10:51:18
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Re: antivirus security in windows 8


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The version of Windows Defender that is supplied with Windows 8 now has MSE integrated (as stated by Pipexer and Yarwell).

The only difference I have found is that you cannot set your own automatic scan frequency. It does it on its own (daily) schedule.

Edited by HTTP404 (Sat 09-Feb-13 11:09:50)

Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 09-Feb-13 12:20:52
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Re: antivirus security in windows 8


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In reply to a post by OpenAccess:
You have to download MSE from Microsoft, It will then replace Defender

You've made a critical misassumption that the product in one version of Windows is the same in the next version of Windows.

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