How to install Antivirus software on Windows 8

This Windows tutorial explains how to install Antivirus software on Windows 8 PC.

Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender, but it only provides basic security, so if you need more advance antivirus protection as protect against Internet attacks, parental control, and exploit prevention then you should install Windows 8 compatible software.

First step is to find some antivirus software that support Microsoft’s new Early-Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) technology. After that you should compare the different software based on the level of protection, antivirus price, free trial option etc…

The next step is to disable Windows 8 Defender. This task is easy and could be done via next few steps:

  • 1. Launch Windows Defender.
  • 2. Go to Settings tab in the Defender and click on the Administrator section.
  • 3. Uncheck the option Turn on Windows Defender and save the settings.

The final step is to install your new antivirus software. This usually could be done via the web site of the selected antivirus software vendor. Just find the Download section and click on the Windows 8 version.

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