Windows Defender works quite well
We've installed Windows 8 on three computers and each uses Windows Defender. I have found it to be quite effective, though I still regularly run Malwarebytes to do a more exhaustive check for malware and CC Cleaner to remove junk. Oddly, on just one of our computers, I often have to run the quick check manually as it seems the scheduler doesn't always work. As it's the one I use, whenever the flag indicates I need to run it I do. That said, the protection is always on, so it rarely finds anything, which is good. We used to run Norton and McAfee and I'm please to report that Windows Defender doesn't seem to interfer with any of the programs we use, unlike the competition, and that's a pleasure. I never enjoyed reconfiguring either Norton or McAfee to work with downloads and programs that needed to communicate on the net. Defender seems much better in that respect.
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