Kerry, yes, now "Defender" is "all you need for Win8" according to Microsoft.
Today, that is. On this latest press release.
My next question will be, "When the application called Windows Defender sees a threat, is the Alert Dialog Box using the exact same spelling in the Alert Dialog Box's Title Bar?"
Because they haven't done that in the past, which always opened the door to the question, "How can I tell a Real Warning Dialog as opposed to a Hijacking Dialog since Microsoft refused to issue alerts with the spelling 'Microsoft Security Essentials'?"
Grrr... I mean, some Microsoft typist had to spell SOMETHING in the Title Bar... why not use The Correct & Precise Spelling each and every time?
Time will tell.. every time I visit BleepingComputer and see all the names that ransomware typists have used in their attacking dialog box Title Bars, it's so depressing.