1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 49
    Win 10 Professional x64
       31 Jul 2015 #1

    Do I have to reinstall MSE after a clean install


    Hello,
    After a clean Win 10 Install, do I have to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials?
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Standish, Lancashire
    Posts : 4,783
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #2

    No, It's now called defender and it's already built in.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 49
    Win 10 Professional x64
       31 Jul 2015 #3

    Thank you for that quick reply.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7
       31 Jul 2015 #4

    z3r010 said: View Post
    No, It's now called defender and it's already built in.
    Defender (malware) and MSE (anti virus) used to be separate products. Are they now one in the same?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 49
    Win 10 Professional x64
       31 Jul 2015 #5

    radamo said: View Post
    Defender (malware) and MSE (anti virus) used to be separate products. Are they now one in the same?
    Could anyone answer this,...
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  6.    31 Jul 2015 #6

    Defender is exactly the same as MSE.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       31 Jul 2015 #7

    cabbage said: View Post
    Could anyone answer this,...
    Windows Defender was a standalone anti-malware product on XP, Vista and 7
    Windows Defender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On XP, Vista and 7, MSE is an anti-virus and anti-malware

    On Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, Window's Defender is the same as MSE was as per the above
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7
       31 Jul 2015 #8

    garydexter said: View Post
    Windows Defender was a standalone anti-malware product on XP, Vista and 7
    Windows Defender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    On XP, Vista and 7, MSE is an anti-virus and anti-malware

    On Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, Window's Defender is the same as MSE was as per the above
    Thanks for the clarification. I have been on 7 since it came out and had not ventured further. Was unaware of the change.
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