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#1 +sanke1

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:19

Has anyone found a proper working antivirus for Release Preview?


#2 Chris

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:23

Windows 8 has it built in, now called Windows Defender (aka Security Essentials).

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:29

Windows 8 has it built in, now called Windows Defender (aka Security Essentials).


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#4 caerma

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:39

Great, but if you want use another or not use one at all.

#5 OP +sanke1

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:39

It has been repeatedly proven to be a poor performer. So any Kaspersky/NOD32/Avast users out there? Care to point to a beta version that works?

#6 Ambroos

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:45

You could try Nod32 v6 beta. I haven't tried it but it might work.

#7 Wakers

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:10

It has been repeatedly proven to be a poor performer. So any Kaspersky/NOD32/Avast users out there? Care to point to a beta version that works?


Rubbish.

#8 The_Observer

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:12

Windows 8 has it built in, now called Windows Defender (aka Security Essentials).


Dont like this. would like to install one and not just think "its ok windows has sorted it"

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:15

Dont like this. would like to install one and not just think "its ok windows has sorted it"


Why? A lot of people would have just installed Microsoft Security Essentials anyway - who's same antimalware engine is now part of Windows Defender

#10 The_Observer

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:21

Why? A lot of people would have just installed Microsoft Security Essentials anyway - who's same antimalware engine is now part of Windows Defender


Cause i like to control my computer and make sure that everything is doing it job. even doe i had to install it and update it, i liked this. Also i like to have the icon on the system tray.

#11 OP +sanke1

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:33

I downloaded the latest beta of KasPersky and it doesn't support Windows 8. Great!

#12 fragless

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:36

Installed http://www.kaspersky.com/windows8 and it has been running ok for the last 14 hours.

#13 PGHammer

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:39

Has anyone found a proper working antivirus for Release Preview?


And what about Windows Defender/Microsoft Security Essentials/Forefront Client Security (three different names for the same core program)? What about it is *improper*?

MSE is what a lot of Windows 7 users use (and I used it myself on 7). Forefront is used in business (from SMB to the enterprise).

Windows Defender is thus a LOT less *beta* than you think.

Of course, you COULD always run one of the Norton 2012 betas (currently, I know of nobody else even remotely ready for Windows 8).

#14 Sadelwo

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:03

Avast should work right away, I'm amazed how they always get their software working quickly on a new prerelease OS. Seen it with XP x64, Vista, 7 and now 8.

#15 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:04

MSE doesn't perform as well as many third-party anti-virus suites and as it is built into Winodws 8 there is no doubt that it will be more heavily targeted by exploits. The biggest problem with the alternatives is that they are simply too expensive. I went to renew my NOD32 licence and the price has jumped considerably and when I read some recent reviews it seems that NOD32 is nowhere near as good as it used to be - in fact it ranked quite poorly.