Antimalware apps for Windows 8/10

Microsoft has partnered with several antivirus partners and antimalware app developers to develop high-quality antimalware apps on Windows 8 – some of which are now available for download.

Windows Defender is installed as a feature in Windows 8/10 and is enabled by default. But if you wish, you can use any other 3rd party anti-malware app to protect your computer. If you install one,  Windows Defender will silently turn itself off.

Anti-malware apps for Windows 10/8

BullGuard, F-Secure, Kaspersky, McAfee, Panda, Norton and Trend Micro have already made their anti-malware apps available for Widows 8 Release Preview.

Make sure you install only one anti-malware app, as it can cause problems on your PC if have two or more anti-malware apps enabled at the same time.

You may also want to avoid installing any other so-called security apps. It’s best to install them only from genuine sources.

Visit Microsoft to see the download links.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, an end-user Windows enthusiast, & a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows for the period 2006-16. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. uther4

    win 8 will be dead in no time long live linux now

  2. Caleb

    Linux – wats dat!?

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