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I have window-8 operating system, 64 bits. Do I need to install anti -virus to protect my computer? I heard that the window-8 system itself protect from any mal-wares and visuses.
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WIN8 has built in "windows defender" AV program...

In addition, UEFI (instead of BIOS) provides additional AV protection.
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n2fc is right on, you can read about it on this page,
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411464,00.asp

So far i've found it to be sufficient.
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by:aadih
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Windows Defender provides a base level of protection.  According to AV tests, it's "not compettiive" (white line in the chart below).

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php >

It's okay if you use safe browsing habits; otherwise, you may like to use any of the free antivirus programs (Windows Defender will turn itself off automatically) such as AVAST, AVG, AVIRA, or if you prefer a cloud-based, low-resource usage program, use PANDA Cloud Antivirus.
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What is UEFI and how can I get it? or install it?
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Thank you for your support
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