Microsoft Security Essentials is enough for Windows 8.1?

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  1. cheneygreen

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    I know that MSE is build-in Windows 8.1, is it enough for windows 8.1? And if not, any recommended?
     
  2. Peterr

    Peterr Honorable Member

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    I would add SpywareBlaster which is similar to real time protection in that it protects you while you surf.
    Of course use the firewall. Be sure to see "allow an app or feature to pass through Win Firewall" + adjust as necessary.
    If you have a router/gateway set it to WPA -2 with a strong internal password or key.
    Also, I would use MBAM or MalwareBytesAntimalware which is a good malware scanner if kept up to date.
    There are many combinations but this should keep you secure if you use the web safely.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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  4. PhyllisColeman

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    i am too much doubtful towards the MSE as what it looks and has been marketed is not up to that level of performance as expected
     
  5. davidhk129

    davidhk129 Senior Member

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    I have been using win 8.1 pro since it was released to MSDN subscribers.
    These are all I use.....
    1. Windows defender, aka MSE, as realtime protection.
    2 Malwarebytes free edition as on-demand protection, which I run it once a week to make sure.

    I have not had any security issues.
    If one observes the "safe internet surfing " guidelines, the above 2 will be enough.
    If one is careless, no AV will or can provide protection.

    If you want 3rd party AV for realtime protection, that is your choice.
    Just one thing, Avast free edition v8 is NOT compatible with Win 8.1. It works on Windows 8 but NOT win 8.1. I said that with first hand experience.


    Avast free - win 8.1.

    Source
     
  6. Peterr

    Peterr Honorable Member

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    I think SpywareBlaster bolsters the real time protection with MSE without inteferring with it.
     

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