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 on your Computer, Windows Defender takes on and uses signatures from Microsoft Protection Center and offers real-time protection against threats. Can I able to Install and run MSE on this version of Windows?

MSE on Windows 8 thumb Installing Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 8

MSE vs. Windows Defender

Microsoft confused users over Windows Defender on Windows 8 with MSE interface and by offering viruse definition updates. There is no official confirmation from Microsoft on the merge of  Security Essentials 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.

4 Ways to Make Microsoft Security Essentials to Auto Update Its Virus Definitions Again

You don’t need to run downloaded MSE with compatibility settings, download, install and update MSE as simple as that.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials Offline Installer

Download Microsoft Security Essentials.