Windows 10 Technical Preview released to the public and many of you may already tried it or you are planning to install and give it a try. Many people asked about Anti-Virus for Windows 10 Technical Preview, here some of common questions are going to be discussed:
Am I able to install Microsoft Security Essentials in Windows 10 Technical Preview?
No, you could only install Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. For Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Technical Preview you already have Windows Defender pre-installed which is Anti-Malware protection and it is replacement for Microsoft Security Essentials. You don't need to do anything just open start and search for Windows Defender and make sure it is on and update.
What Anti-Virus should I install for Windows 10 Technical Preview?
You don't need to install any Anti-Virus program, because you already have one which is Windows Defender. It protects you against Virus, Worm, Trojan, Spyware, Adware and other malicious programs same as what Microsoft Security Essentials is doing in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Am I able to install other Anti-Virus software?
Many people reported about compatibility issues with current Anti-Virus programs in Windows 10 Technical Preview. To check compatibility status of your Anti-Virus with Windows 10 Technical Preview, you should contact the Anti-Virus vendor and verify with them. Since it is technical preview , many Anti-Virus companies haven't release new version which is compatible in this release.
My Anti-Virus works fine in Windows 8 but why it won't work in Windows 10 Technical Preview?
Windows 10 is Technical Preview version, which means it is for testing and evaluation and is not the final version and such compatibility issues are expected. You may report all these issues through feedback form inside Windows 10 Technical Preview and most Anti-Virus companies might release compatible version Anti-Virus products for their future release. This release is mainly for testing and evaluation.