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I am looking to buy a customized HP Omen laptop and in the ugrade section they are offering McAffee Antivirus protection, however i do not want that. Is there an original Windows antivirus already installed in the laptop? If not, can you suggest another antivirus software?
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I recently purchased a new HP laptop(Oct. ) with win7. This is an upgrade for me from win xp. My concern is anti-virus protection. Are  the security  block that comes with win7, which I suppose includes anti-virus protection, enough to protect my system? If not, what additional security recomendations are there?

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@r2w


Welcome to the HP Forums,
I hope you're well 🙂

As I understand you want to know if the built-in antivirus software is enough to protect your computer or if you need more,

First things First, Congratulations on your new computer and to answer your question,

 

The computer comes with the built-in Antivirus, however, it's usually a trial version, you might want to check your product specifications: Click here for the details (use your product number)

If it is a trial version, you could also extend it to a full version by contacting the manufacturer of that specific antivirus program.

 

Also remember not to install more than one antivirus program as it creates a conflict,
if you wish to install another program, ensure you remove the existing application first. 

 

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Windows Defender has been included on PC's since the advent of Windows 8...

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/pc-security/windows-defender.aspx

 

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