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If all I do is game and check email on my PC do I need any virus software?

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User Info: cainism25

cainism25
4 years ago#1
Just using the free MSE with Windows 8.

I just hate every time I play a Steam game MSE pops up and asks me to allow it as a firewall rule, it is annoying.

User Info: fatali

fatali
4 years ago#2
The email is the dangerous part, because you never know when someone sending you a message is infected.

You could disable the firewall section of the antivirus if is so annoying.
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User Info: cainism25

cainism25
4 years ago#3
fatali posted...
The email is the dangerous part, because you never know when someone sending you a message is infected.

You could disable the firewall section of the antivirus if is so annoying.


Nah I never get spam email, I only use it pay my bills.

User Info: BadProfessional

BadProfessional
4 years ago#4
cainism25 posted...
Nah I never get spam email, I only use it pay my bills.


Any email can be infected with a virus, not just spam.
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User Info: Snickleseed

Snickleseed
4 years ago#5
If the MSE that's included with Win 8 is the same as the one that you have to download for Win 7 and older, then it should be fine. Just saying this because generally any utilities and programs that are bundled with Windows are generally half-assed in every way compared to stand-alone versions
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