1. #1
    Unregistered

    Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    I am planning to install Windows 8 OS and use it in the future official release too, but before that I want to know if Windows OS is secured enough? Or Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-Virus software? because I am highly concern on Security as most of the time I use my PC for Official purpose.



  2. #2
    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,574

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Yes, as said Window 8 Security feature is very much improved than the previous old version where it comes with a inbuilt Anti virus software of Windows i.e MSE ( Microsoft Security Essentials )

    There is no extra money added for the Anti-virus as it comes along with Windows OS package itself, once you install the Windows 8 OS the Anti-virus enabling option (MSE) is given to the user, so it can enabled or disabled at any point of time.

    Microsoft Security Essentials as a decent rating when compared with the Anti-Virus giants like Norton, Kaspersky, Bit Defender etc. So you can very well use it as your default Anti-Virus itself where it as update option too to keep you updated with new viruses and gives the solution accordingly.


    As a whole there is no problem in Security when compared with Windows 8 than the older versions so there are lot other things to be worried for than to think about Security which is well handled as of now.
    ~Support
    Community Manager

  3. #3
    Abhishek Chauhan Array
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    899

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Hello,
    One of the main features of windows 8 Operating System is the enhanced security.
    With windows 8 you get an in built anti virus which is more than enough for your computer.
    So you do not have to install a third party Anti virus if you are using Windows 8 OS.

    Regards
    -Abhishek

  4. #4
    vinodmehta Array
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    265

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    No , there is no need to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS.

    As Windows 8 OS, has a inbuilt antivirus name "Microsoft Security Essentials" which provide trhe user an option to activate and deactivate whenever require.While comaring to other antiviru like Norton Antivirus ,Kaspersky Anitvirus etc.... it shows a decent performance.

  5. #5
    Surender Gora Array
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Delhi
    Posts
    189

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Microsoft has its Anti virus program called Microsoft security Essential, which till now many people used it as a anti virus program in earlier
    versions of windows.

    But in Windows 8, this feature is inbuilt , so need for separate anti virus program.
    So, it can be said that windows 8 will be much safer compared to earlier versions.
    The security rating is also good, but still you can other third party like MCAFEE , NORTON also.
    But they are not necessary.

  6. #6
    imman Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    302

    Angry Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    @@@ Hello Dude @@@



    Here comes my answer for you--->

    • Windows 8 is an step forward in security.
    • It looks like windows 7 but 8 will have more mitigation Technologies.
    • Chris Valasek,a security researcher pointed that it will block malware from exploiting a number of vulnerabilities.
    • So,it doesn't need an anti-virus.


    windows.jpg



    @@@ Thank you @@@


  7. #7
    swagota paira Array
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    399

    Smile Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Hello friend,
    No u dont have to install any 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS...as said Window 8 Security feature is very much improved than the previous old version where it comes with a inbuilt Anti virus software of Windows i.e MSE ( Microsoft Security Essentials ).Microsoft Security Essentials as a decent rating when compared with the Anti-Virus giants like Norton, Kaspersky, Bit Defender etc. So you can very well use it as your default Anti-Virus itself where it as update option too to keep you updated with new viruses and gives the solution accordingly.....

  8. #8
    sivaditya Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Guntur
    Posts
    324

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    No need to install any other third party antivirus programs in windows 8 OS, because Windows 8 by default comes with Microsoft Security Essentials.
    One important thing you need to do is UPDATE.
    Yes, update it daily and scan (Quick Scan) at-least for every 3days.
    By doing this your system will be in safe hands.

    Happy to assist you

  9. #9
    vishal21bhadani Array
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    434

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Hi Friend,

    Yes, The Security Feature of Windows 8 is Higher than all previous Windows OS.

    >> So Don't worry About Security of System.

    >> The Antivirus Program of Microsoft comes along with OS Package and automatically installed into your System.

    >> The Antivirus Program of Microsoft is Microsoft Security Essential.

    >> In Windows 8 it comes with the Name Windows Defender.

    >> It saves extra Cost of Antivirus Software.

    I hope you will understand.

    All the Best

  10. #10
    Raju22711 Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    38

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Yes you are correct.

    Windows 8 OS is now protected with security programes.

    You need not to install 3rd party anti-virus software in windows 8 OS.

    Windiws 8 has inbuilt security program named as MSE or Microsoft Security Essentials.

    MSE will protect your computer aganist virus files.

    Also it as the facility of online update of vius definations.

    So your MSE will be updates with latest viruses and will protect your pc.

  11. #11
    Dark Knight Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    306

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    HI..


    Windows 8 is already preinstalled with the Antivirus .

    so if you update it regularly then their is no need of the other Third party antivirus programs to be installed .

    When the virus effect is much then install any of the good and reputed antivirus .

    and remove all the virus and thereafter uninstall it .


    Restart your device after that .


    The Reason behind uninstalling an antivirus program is :

    " Running more than One antivirus program in your PC slows down the Running of programs

    and shows lot of effect "


    Thank you..



  12. #12
    VinodKKumar Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    380

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    Dear,

    Windows 8 have very good security features such as
    1. integrated antivirus protection with Windows defender,
    2. Data and device locking,
    3. Fishing filters and family safety measures etc.

    As Windows 8 is installed with antivirus Windows defender, you need not install any third party antivirus software. Combine with default Windows firewall,
    it provided enough security measures.


    For enhancing security, you can also add free versions of third-party anti-virus software, which will work synergistically with Windows defender. The only need
    for maximum security is that you should update the antivirus regularly.


    Thanks!

  13. #13
    AASHISH SAINI Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    55

    Re: Do we have to install 3rd party Anti-virus software in Windows 8 OS? Or the Security feature is increased in Window 8 which doesn’t need any Anti-Virus to be installed?

    My dear friend indeed the windows defender provided with the windows 8 system is a very good one.And it assures that your computer is safe from viruses of incoming files.So you don't have to worry about that and yes it will complete every need for an antivirus.

    But if you surf internet and you have your personal accounts like banking, mails and other stuff then i think that it will be wise to have extra security with your device.It will save your stuff from cyber hackers and also back up your data.Otherwise there is no need to install other antivirus.

    So good luck!!!

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 76
    Last Post: 10-09-2013, 04:48 PM
  2. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 23-08-2013, 08:49 AM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15-08-2013, 01:15 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-07-2012, 08:20 AM