What Is Windows Defender?

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  Posted by Guest - What Is Windows Defender? :
Do I need to buy other antivirus programs like Norton or Mcafee?  Should I use Windows Defender or doest hat protect the computer from viruses and spyware?

John Says:
Windows defender is a security program from Microsoft. I think its very good, but I'm also knowledgeable on viruses and what I download or do on the internet etc.  It works great for me and its all I use.  

Mcafee antivirus (or Norton) include additional things but keep in mind some stuff like firewall is already on windows so you dont need additional antivirus for that.  I would recommend if you are someone that doesn't know anything about computers then maybe you want mcafee or norton, otherwise I think you are fine with windows defender as it works great for me.

Guest Says:
john what is microsoft security essentials?

Guest Says:
Thats the same thing, windows defender is just what its called now but its used to be called mse - microsoft security essentials.  Even when you run windows defender you will see its the same screen, on windows 7 and earlier it was always called microsoft security essentials but the name changed to windows defender

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