Windows 8 Survival Guide

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
kcbeatty
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Re: Windows Defender
In reply to skyglider, Dec 18, 2012

skyglider wrote:

kcbeatty wrote:

I don't know if I would trust WD. I have worked on several PCs recently that were running WSE and they were full of Malware. One of the infections had disabled WSE silently and then the PC was wide open for whatever wanted to come down. Hopefully Win 8 is different enough that it doesn't have the same exploitable weaknesses that Win 7 has.

Which scanner did you use to find the malware that Security Essentials missed? Is it free?

I wise man once told me that "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect

That wise man's brother told me that "Practice does not make perfect. It only makes permanent."
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Thanks,
Sky

The scanner I use to do a random check up on my system is SpybotSD. Then I'll update Malware Bytes and run it it. These are both free programs. The last time I got hit I had to run Combofix to clear the system. After that I uninstalled MSE and got the newest AVG product, also free, and have been running it for a couple of months.

Now on Win 8 I have just heard that right now MSE (WD) is a good program for Win 8. They have made some improvements to that program and combine that with the newness of Win 8 it will be OK for an unknown amount of time.

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I wise man once told me that "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect "
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