Improved Windows Defender in Windows 8 to offer protection from viruses, worms, bots, and rootkits in Windows 8. If you don’t have any antivirus installed in your Computer Windows Defender takes on and uses signatures from Microsoft Protection Center and offers real-time protection from threats. Can I able to Install and run MSE on this version of Windows?
- Microsoft Security Essentials is not Compatible with Windows 8
- Microsoft Fix It Tool for MSE removes Microsoft Security Essentials from your Computer
MSE vs. Windows Defender
Microsoft confused users over Windows Defender on Win8, with MSE interface and offers viruses definition updates. There is no official confirmation from Microsoft on merge of MSE with Windows Defender. Since we’re using official windows version, you can go ahead and install MSE, but Windows Defender will be turned off automatically, you can’ t start it again with MSE offering protection.
You don’t need to run downloaded MSE with compatibility settings, download, install and update MSE as simple as that.