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Do you recommend a Antivirus for Windows 8 , I have asked this before and people have suggested that Windows 8 Defender is MSE and if your not dumb downloading from random links you will be fine.

Any suggestions?

-Like maybe adding malawarebytes in combo with it?
post #2 of 8
I used MSE for a few years before getting Windows 8, and now that it's built in, there's really no need to install another 24/7 antivirus unless you're the type of person who seems to attract malware.

Just browse safely and run a MBAM scan every month or so.
    
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I do not have MBAM are you suggesting that I get it. If so just the free version? Can you toss me a link.
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I do not have MBAM are you suggesting that I get it. If so just the free version? Can you toss me a link.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Here you go. Yea the free version is great. I too just use defender and MBAM. It is a great combo!

With MBAM just keep in mind that you have to manually scan, so just remember to do it weekly or monthly.
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post #5 of 8
Use Avast or something.

MSE has become next to useless.
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MSE is fine, chrome warns you about mallwared up sites mse clean your pc up just in case. And to be fair not many major sites get hit by drive bys that often, yes they "can", but not likley

Also why do these "testers" never publish the database version just "newest at the time"
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Good luck with that.
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post #8 of 8
Defender is MSE.

MSE is bad.

Use something else.
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