Windows 8 Antivirus

Well it’s about time Microsoft Windows came with it’s own antivirus built in! And not a moment too soon since I bet that most people forget to update their antivirus nor they know what it looks like. But no worries, let’s get to business.

windows defender windows 8

Pull up a quick search for “windows defender” and you can see if your computer has it. Windows 8.1 is the latest version of Microsoft’s beloved operating system out in the market today and doing well as it can be despite being ugly and counter intuitive. But one thing they have gotten right is speed and security is better than ever. If you run with the latest computer hardware then you might enjoy the full benefits of Windows 8. Such as…

Touchy touch screen!

Long battery Life!

Faster booting from a Solid State Drive!

And of course, everyone’s favourite, Colorful blocks!

windows 8 tiles on large screen

Windows 8 also comes with Windows Defender, a renamed version of Microsoft’s still useful antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 and Vista. %80 percent of the time, it works every time to stop you from downloading malware, adware, viruses and keygens that give you free Windows licenses.

Windows_Defender

So what does this mean for you? It means you have to check what antivirus you are running. Some computer manufacturers like to preload a “free” antivirus that you eventually have to pay for. Like McAfee, Norton, or some random Panda and they  usually come with a 30 or 60 day trail, heck maybe even a year! Or least until the warranty runs out, whichever comes first. Then you either have to pay to keep using that antivirus or download a new one. But good news! If you are running Windows 8, you already have Windows Defender preinstalled, it’s only been disabled! So how to you enable it?

turned-off-windows-defender

Press start button, search for Windows Defender. Then check to see that old expired trial antiviruses are not blocking it from running. Because as we all know, “You can’t run two antiviruses at the same time.” Well you can, but shouldn’t. I’m not really sure why but let’s just say it sounds pointless. That is unless you are browsing where you shouldn’t be, and in that case please get some professional help from ZerinTech Services to “secure” that computer.

Anyways, if you have an Expired Antivirus you should either remove it or buy it, but most likely remove it because it’s cheaper to keep using a free antivirus and improve your web surfing habits instead.

If for some reason you need to remove your old antivirus, remember to search for, “add or remove” and you may click on the options shown in your results to remove the known old useless antiviruses. If it get’s too hard, here’s a picture.

how-to-remove-programs-windows-8

So remember, update those antiviruses, Windows Defender is free for life, (the life of your windows machine of course) and happy computing!

PS> Don’t forget to remove useless programs from Windows that you “KNOW” you don’t need, this saves space on your machine and time for me when I have to clean up your computer. Thanks!

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