Question microsoft security essentials or firewall

Phillip Corcoran

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You can't use MSE on any Windows version later than Windows 7, but you don't need to. Windows 8.1 & later already has a built-in tool called "Windows Defender" which includes antivirus --- it's enabled by default and updates itself automatically.

Firewall is also built-in to Windows, though many prefer to use a third-party one for higher degree of manual control & configuration.

As for myself, I don't use any third party online security software. Those built in to Windows 10 have proved to be wholly adequate.
 
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You can't use MSE on any Windows version later than Windows 7, but you don't need to. Windows 8.1 & later already has a built-in tool called "Windows Defender" which includes antivirus --- it's enabled by default and updates itself automatically.

Firewall is also built-in to Windows, though many prefer to use a third-party one for higher degree of manual control & configuration.

As for myself, I don't use any third party online security software. Those built in to Windows 10 have proved to be wholly adequate.
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