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#1 Threesom666

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:54 AM

I have Internet Explorer. I barely use it at all but I was thinking if it was bad to have it noticing that many sites dont accept it anymore. I'd be willing to upgrade if the space upgrade wasnt much. Should I?



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:53 AM

If you use IE at all you should upgrade.  All the more so given your self-described browsing habits as well as having a malware scanner with realtime scanning running, too.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:47 PM

Good advice. In xp I had Windows defender which I think( not sure cause I never saw it do anything) it defended my IE browser but in win 7 I think its gone. I tried to get it but the advise is that MSE is all I need and should have. Is that correct?



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:48 PM

Prior to Windows 8, Windows Defender was a standalone antimalware scanning tool and Microsoft Security Essentials was the antivirus.  The two do not look for the same things in Windows 7 and earlier.

 

After Windows 8 the functionality of both of those products, plus some they never had, have been rolled into one in the product still called Windows Defender.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 12:58 AM

Yea I read that. But in win 7 they also dont use windows defender. i tried getting it and were advised against it. Saying all I need and should have was MSE. But as much as I like MSE light activity. Its almost too simple. I like browser protection and though its supposebly does it automatically it doesnt have the block option and I typically like or automatic blocked sites that are known to have viruses. Among other typical features like Sandbox, and the root blockage.

 

I dont know why they called it windows defender and in other ones called it MSE. Another reason I dont microsoft they dont keep their bleep together.






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