Anti-Virus inside Windows 8

Windows 8 comes with Anti-Malware solution build into the operating system. In the other word, if you already tried beta version of Windows 8, you might notice that there is Windows Defender inside Windows 8 and if you take a quick look at Action Center under security, you will see that it acted as Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about getting additional Anti-Virus software for your PC. In fact, if you want to use different Anti-Virus software, you could do so, but make sure those Anti-Virus software are compatible with Windows 8 and in that case, they will turn off Windows Defender for you.

Build Anti-Virus software inside the operating system is very important issue for security. In the past when you install Windows, it prompt you that your PC might be at risk and you need an Anti-Virus software and you could click on a link to go online and chose Anti-Virus that you want to. Many users might not bother for this warning or in case that they were concern about this message they might not willing to install any Anti-Virus software because they have to pay or they just install an free Anti-Virus with limit feature or trial version. In case of trial, after the trial period has been expired, users might not attempt to renew their subscription, because they have to pay and they just leave their Anti-Virus there without any update. And at the end, they just realize about their mistake, when their PC already was infected with Malware or they lost their data. For current version of Windows these are some possibilities that user might face and it put their PC at risk:

  • ·         Windows installed without any Anti-Virus.
  • ·         Anti-Virus installed for a limit time and the time expired.
  • ·         Free Anti-Virus been installed with limit function and not full protection.
  • ·         Non-Genuine version of Anti-Virus been installed that won’t protect user.

There are many PCs in the world with these cases, that users are not familiar with Anti-Virus licensing and trial and in case that they use free Anti-Virus they never real the descriptions to see what it will protect and what not. In all of these cases, we could help users to protect themselves with Microsoft Security Essentials. The free Anti-Malware software from Microsoft without time and function limitation. However, there are many people who are not aware of this product. Because Windows Defender is build into Windows 8 that protect user against Malware (Spyware, Adware, Virus, Worm, Trojan…). When user installs Windows, they are protected by default without being worry about installing any other Anti-Virus. (Note that Windows Defender in the past (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7) was Anti-Spyware only and you need additional protection for Virus, Worm, and Trojan. However, in Windows 8 it will protect you against all Malwares (Virus, Worm, Trojan, Spyware, etc).

Therefore, when you get Windows 8, you won’t have to worry about Anti-Malware protection anymore. In addition, if you prefer sing any other Anti-Malware protection, you could install them and they will disable Windows Defender in Windows 8 for you. Windows Defender in Windows 8 is act as Microsoft Security Essentials. For those users who are using Microsoft Security Essentials, you don’t need to install anything in Windows 8. Windows Defender in Windows 8 is you Microsoft Security Essentials, but it name change from Microsoft Security Essentials to Windows Defender in Windows 8.




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