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    Default Windows 8 Defender

    The new Windows 8 Defender program is supposed to be an upgrade of MSSE including anti spyware detecting (Defender). Has anybody here (Wainui?) heard about or tested the effectiveness of the new program? I'm still using Malwarebytes and Superantispyware with 8 but is this now 'overkill' or still necessary.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Defender

    No, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware are still useful, though I'd personally ditch Superantispyware and pick up Spybot instead. Think of windows 8 defender as Microsoft Security Essentials renamed

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    I got a press release from bitdefender today that said windows 8 with windows defender was still vulnerable to 15% of the 100 top current threats. Bitdeftender is top rating for detection, so for me, that's a worrying result.
    Last edited by Zara Baxter; 09-11-2012 at 05:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Defender

    Quote Originally Posted by Zara Baxter View Post
    <snip>Bitdeftender is top rating for detection<snip>
    According to who/what? Itself?

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Defender

    Virus Bulletin and Andreas Marx. :-)
    I'm on my phone, but if you want links, can do.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Defender

    Haven't actually tested out the inbuilt protection of W8. Personally I install Nod32 regardless.

    If MSSE is the same then its not all that fantastic, seen many PC's infected with MSSE, but on saying that, its is one of the best free ones available.

    I'd personally ditch Superantispyware and pick up Spybot instead.
    Super still detects malware that Spybot misses, and visa versa.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Defender

    Quote Originally Posted by Zara Baxter View Post
    Virus Bulletin and Andreas Marx. :-)
    I'm on my phone, but if you want links, can do.
    Yes please, it'd be an interesting read.

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    double post
    Last edited by Nick G; 09-11-2012 at 06:56 PM. Reason: oops

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