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Virus and Malware protection, Win Defender enough ?

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  • Malware
  • Antivirus
  • Windows 8
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November 10, 2012 2:02:47 AM

Ok, I bought a new Dell computer 8500 with Windows 8 builtin. I am being told by Dell that I don't need any Anti-virus or malware protection because I have Windows Defender built in. Is this true ? Also I am being told, NEVER get Norton anti-virus, because it sucks and virus easily penetrate it. If I must get something, I am told to get Mcafee which is not free.

Is there a Great Free Anti-virus, anti-malware program I should get in addition to Windows 8 defender ? :) 

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November 10, 2012 2:11:04 AM

I am told to get Mcafee which is not free. < It's useless
Gdata Internet Security or Norton Internet Security are your best paid choices.
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November 10, 2012 2:19:46 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I am told to get Mcafee which is not free. < It's useless
Gdata Internet Security or Norton Internet Security are your best paid choices.


Yea, those Dell guys for some reason hates Norton. They say all virus born and written are based upon Norton which makes Norton useless. and I was still getting malware and virus breaking thru even with Norton fully protecting the computer.

Anyhow, then I should definitely get a antivirus program, right ? Even with Windows defender
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November 10, 2012 2:38:54 AM

Windows Defender in Windows 8 is decent but a prefer paid myself.
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November 12, 2012 1:48:38 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Windows Defender in Windows 8 is decent but a prefer paid myself.


I downloaded the free AVG antivirus software. Is that pretty good ?
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November 12, 2012 2:12:31 AM

Free > MSE
Paid < Norton or Gdata
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November 12, 2012 2:21:37 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Free > MSE
Paid < Norton or Gdata



I had Norton antivirus and I was still getting attacked like crazy from malware. Mostly from Porn sites. So I just can't say Norton is good. What do you think ?
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November 12, 2012 2:22:42 AM

gdata internet security.
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November 12, 2012 2:23:53 AM

The new Norton products are light on resources and very good.

Gdata very good performer also.
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November 12, 2012 2:26:48 AM

I just tried to install MSE. but it saids, I don't have to since I have Windows 8. and windows 8 is essentially same as the MSE.
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November 12, 2012 11:26:34 AM

Windows 8 doesn't use MSE < True that's why i use paid
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November 12, 2012 11:28:29 AM

Windows 8 basically has a beefed up version of MSE.
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