about windows 8 security features

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by test004, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. test004

    test004 MDL Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Hello, many claim that windows 8 with the build in windows defender is more than what you need
    Some believe that if you use a third party security program like norton kaspersky etc you are risking your self as they deactivate some windows 8 security features
    On the other hand i have read a review from pcmagazine and the test of windows defender was really low (almost passed the test)
    Im really confused if its the right decision to use a third party security program or not

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

    Mar 23, 2010
    Windows defender isn't that good - trust the review and turn it off and you are better off using another antivirus package - many out there! :eek:
  3. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    I've been using Avast for I guess 2 years? You would want to try it as well. The premium version is the best!
  4. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    -Windows Defender is better than using no AV.
    -Third party AVs like Kasperksy, BitDefender, Norton, etc. just disable Windows Defender and fully utilize & integrate themselves into Windows 8 security model like verfying drivers, Windows Apps, secure boot, etc.
    -Majority of third party AVs have better detection and cure than Windows Defender. Security paranoids will never rely on Windows Defender...:cool:
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

    Jul 29, 2009
    THAT is just true for most of them! Im security paranoid as well and therefore I didn't run any AV apps on an single computer of my own Network! I run an old 486 with Smoothwall as advanced hardware firewall and us to scan the whole network twice a month using the latest Cure It from FreeDrWeb. Haven't had a single infection the last 1½ year.

    Done that way, I didn't have a Firewall and AV running on my computers which has the effect to run better, more smooth with much less resources needed.
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  6. Haaklong

    Haaklong MDL Novice

    Apr 25, 2013
    Most reviews say it's not bad nor good (I use it, honestly), but the advantage of it is that it challenges
    anti-virus companies to improve their's, Microsoft is constantly updating Microsoft Security Essentials/
    Windows 8 to become better, and many people forget that a few years ago, it was one of the best A.V.'s
    in the game.