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    Default Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    Hi all,

    I have a computer running windows 8 release preview. I would like to install Microsoft Security Essentials. When I started to install win 8 but after the scan it said that Microsoft Security Essentials was not compatable, so i stopped.

    Is virus protection built into win 8? Any advice?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    Yes, it is. Is embedded & ON, by default. You need not add (install) any (other) security. It is called Windows Defender & is basically MSE on steroids. Just be smiling cus it's there, already & carry on enjoying Windows8

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    Microsoft Security Essentials not comparable with windows 8. Its replaced by Windows Defender. Generally, Windows Defender is enough.

    Also, I would like recommend one antivirus if you must install antivirus - Advanced SystemCare with Antivirus 2013. Its free.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    I think you meant to say "not compatible". Allow me to explain or clarify... Pre-Windows8, there was Windows Defender which address malware. One needed to install an A-V, as well.

    Then, there was/is MSE. Installing MSE would shut WD off since MSE did both A-V & A-M, rendering WD unneeded.

    Windows Defender in Windows8 IS MSE rebranded. Ergo, it isn't a matter of MSE not being compatible w/ Windows8 just, unnecessary, cause it's already in Windows8, under the name Windows Defender.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    OH...Got it. MSE is renamed as Windows Defender. Ok...Thanks.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    You're welcome.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    windows 8 have his own built in antivirus.
    so many names changes in products of microsoft confuses people for real. microsoft antispyware, windows defender, security essentials, now what? we dont know. like windows live, one care, etc, etc etc

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    Default Re: Microsoft Security Essentials not compatable when i tried to Install

    Welcome to the Win 8 Forum. Unfortunately change is inevitable. Yes there are changes, but generally a Google search with the names you wish to see what they mean will give a lot of information on these things. Read through the various threads in this Forum will give you a wealth of info.

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