Essential security software for windows.

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  1. Abdul Rahman

    Abdul Rahman New Member

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    Hi,

    I am using Windows defender as my antivirus as well as malwarebytes for malware removal. I want to know if there is any other security software I should probably install.

    Thanks!
     
  2. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    Is your Malwarebytes a free edition ?
    A free edition is an "on-demand" protection program. Meaning it does not run until you click it open, and it stops the moment it finishes scanning.
    If that is the case, I would suggest that you install a 3rd party program to help Windows Defender.

    However, if your Malwarebytes is a paid version, then it is a "real time" protection program. Meaning it starts to work the moment you turn on the computer.
    If that us the case, I think you are a-ok. Some might suggest something else to supplement. It's your choice then.

    Personally, I have the free Malwarebytes edition. I have Avast free edition as my "real time " protection program.
    I have Windows 8.1.1 Pro.
     
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I run Windows 8.1.1 Pro and also use Defender alongside the pro or paid version of Malwarebytes. (the free version works just as well) I don't think you need anything else either...
     

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