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#1 Bastille Day

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:30 AM

New computer and I assume the windows 8 has essentials for security.
 
Would like to go to where it is located and see if it is active.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
Also looking for comments concerning essentials and if it is enough security.

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:42 AM

MSE was replaced by Windows Defender. I think you would be better with a AV like Panda Free or Bitdefender Free. Bitdefender Free is no compatible with Windows 10 and needs a free account in order to be used. Avast Free is another option.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/windows8.aspx

 

AVtest.  See Windows Defender at the bottom of the list.

 

https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-8/



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for that but still can't find the link.

 

The directions mention swiping in from the right edge of the screen, and then tapping search.

 

I have no idea of what they are talking about.



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 12:03 PM

That is the way if you have a touch screen. Is this Windows 8 or 8.1? If 8 then I suggest you immediately upgrade to 8.1 through the store. You should be able to access search by pressing the "Windows" key.

 

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How to set up Windows Defender

 

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/how-turn-on-defender-in-windows-8-3466684/


Edited by JohnC_21, 22 October 2015 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 12:16 PM

thanks, found it.

 

bottom left corner start screen - programs - windows system - defender

 

no touch screen.


Edited by Bastille Day, 22 October 2015 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 03:34 PM


Windows 8 and Windows 10 integrates a more robust version of Windows Defender (and uses that name) for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection. Windows 8/10 Defender provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) provides on older operation systems and uses the same daily virus definition updates. If you decide to use Windows 8/10 Defender as your primary anti-virus, there is no need to install another anti-virus solution.

Since Windows 8/10 Defender includes anti-virus protection, it typically is disabled by the installation of a third-party anti-virus program. If a trial anti-virus (i.e. McAfee, Norton, etc) came preinstalled on your computer or you installed one, it most likely turned Windows 8 Defender off (disabled) to avoid conflicts. Windows 8/10 Defender will remain disabled until that anti-virus software has been completely uninstalled. In some cases, you may need to download and run the anti-virus vendor's clean up tool to remove any remaining remnants...then Windows 8/10 Defender needs to be activated if you choose to use it. When uninstalling the third-party anti-virus you may receive a message indicating your system has no protection...click here to turn on Windows Defender. If not, and Defender remains disabled, you will need to manually turn it on.If you want to use another anti-virus then you need to disable Windows Defender before installation.
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