Some Windows 7, 8.1 users reporting Security Essentials and Windows Defender problems

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    It's funny but after tweaking Win 8 years ago, I have never been able to enable Win Defender again. It simply refuses to start, go figure. It's garbage on Win 8 anyway, so I don't care. :rolleyes:
     
  3. EASTER

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    Same here on 8.1-frankly not needed whatsoever IMO. With much improved and more effective third party security programs of the caliber they've reached since Win 10's first introduction, that particular tie-in is there, just inert (as in non-essential) :rolleyes:
     
  4. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    There's a free program that came with my computer. It's called Microsoft Works. Now there's an Oxymoron for you! :p
     
  5. Daveski17

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    At one stage I couldn't update MSE when I ran 7. I switched to Panda until I dropped Microsoft completely. All in all MSE was a pretty good AV. I don't need an AV now of course.
     
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