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P.S. To those people replying MSE, MSE is NOT Compatible with Windows 8 according to the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor and will Prompt You to Remove it Before Upgrading to Windows 8.

It does this because the MSE anti-virus/anti-malware engine is now built into Windows 8 as part of Windows Defender, which makes MSE redundant - ergo you're advised to uninstall it prior to upgrading. It also means therefore that out of the box, every copy of Windows 8 comes complete with working anti-virus protection.

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You don't need any. Like Scorpio RGc1 said, it already comes with Windows Defender (MSE) built-in. There is not need to install extra AV garbage on it that will likely slow it down to a drag. You already have all the protection you need. Stay away from porn, poker sites, stupid ads offering you free iPads and use common sense along with Windows Defender and you will be just fine.

the purpose of protection I think is to allow you to surf freely without having to worry about where you go, even sites like porn, poker sites, stupid ads offering you free iPads. If you have to worry about it, maybe its time to replace it.

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P.S. To those people replying MSE, MSE is NOT Compatible with Windows 8 according to the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor and will Prompt You to Remove it Before Upgrading to Windows 8. As I said, Avast will run on Windows 8 without needing to do any Tricks like using Windows 8 Compatibility Mode to run the Program and is now actually Certified by Microsoft to run on Windows 8 with out any Major Problems. My Recommendation is to use Avast Internet Security on Windows 8. It runs just fine on it. Just FYI.

Avast was a great piece of software. However, it has been known to give a ton of false positives and can cause connectivity issues.

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I have never had any False Positives with Avast. I will also note that both Avast Free Edition and Avast Free Edition for Mac is the Number 1 Download on CNet's Download Website. As for Connectivity Issues, most of the time my Connectivity Issues are due to Verizon Wireless 4G LTE issues and NOT Avast. Just FYI.

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stay away from porn?? BLASPHEMY.

Just don't be stupid and you won't get a virus.

"One does not just stay away from porn"

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P.S. To those people replying MSE, MSE is NOT Compatible with Windows 8 according to the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor and will Prompt You to Remove it Before Upgrading to Windows 8. As I said, Avast will run on Windows 8 without needing to do any Tricks like using Windows 8 Compatibility Mode to run the Program and is now actually Certified by Microsoft to run on Windows 8 with out any Major Problems. My Recommendation is to use Avast Internet Security on Windows 8. It runs just fine on it. Just FYI.

...it's not compatible because it's baked into the OS now. So you don't actually need to install, ANYTHING! What a novel concept :)

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the purpose of protection I think is to allow you to surf freely without having to worry about where you go, even sites like porn, poker sites, stupid ads offering you free iPads. If you have to worry about it, maybe its time to replace it.

If you want to do all that and not worry about viruses then use Linux. :)

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If you want to do all that and not worry about viruses then use Linux. :)

Even with Windows, I don't worry at all, and i use only 1 product and surf warez, porn, torrents, all of it... been worry fee now for 4 years... Thanks Malwarebytes Pro.

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I just use virtualbox with a simple installation of xp for all my "dodgy" activities :)

Create the VM, Compress and backup the HD Image, if I get an infection of any kind, just restore the image from the back and start all over. Simplez

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I tried AVAST! it was not compatible at all. Gave me constant bsods. According to Eset, their smart security is supported by win 8.

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The only issue I have with avast on Windows 8 is that it blocks connections for some Modern apps which do include Netflix and TuneIn Radio to name a few. You have to make exceptions in the Web Shield or else expect it to give problems. Any clues as to why? TuneIn Radio would give "Stream Error" every time no matter what station and Netflix would have issues connecting after reaching a 97% buffer and after finding Avast interferes with some apps its pretty annoying..

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I tried AVAST! it was not compatible at all. Gave me constant bsods. According to Eset, their smart security is supported by win 8.

avast just updated last week to fix those bsod problems, why not try it out again

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ESET Nod 32 or Bitdefender.

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avast just updated last week to fix those bsod problems, why not try it out again

I think I'll stick with eset for now actually. Thanks for the heads up.

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No need for a second antivirus. There

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"My S.O. asked me why there wasn't a Microsoft-brand antivirus, then immediately said, "Oh, of course. If they can't fix the OS, you'd be crazy to use their antivirus as an add-on.""

-- from the Internet

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You don't need any. Like Scorpio RGc1 said, it already comes with Windows Defender (MSE) built-in. There is not need to install extra AV garbage on it that will likely slow it down to a drag. You already have all the protection you need. Stay away from porn, poker sites, stupid ads offering you free iPads and use common sense along with Windows Defender and you will be just fine.

I don't think you should stay away from porn ... but the rest I agree ..

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MSE....meh

@warwagon: LOL

@OP: Microsoft Sex Essentials :shiftyninja: is already packed and ready for you to UNLOAD! :laugh: if you want more protection sub to MBam. wonders if anyone will notice my bad attempt at making MSE sound like awesome pr0n? ^.^

TCA:win8

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"One does not just stay away from porn"

One just uses their smart phone/tablet to look at porn. :D

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MSE (i.e. Windows Defender in Windows 8) is a perfect , low footprint, stable, and effective AV in my opinion. Everything else that I have experience using, is bloatware.

Although, Avast and Kapersky 2013 are reasonable, mid-footprint, alternatives, They just add on top of WinDefender that's already part of the system. , causing redundancy. ... steer CLEAR of horrible high-footprint garbage wares such as McAfee, or Norton.

Just opinions.

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You don't need to install anything on Windows 8, Windows Defender is amazing.

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thanks for the tip on windows defender, another time saving feature that makes me glad I upgraded. Uninstalled avast on the one system I had it on when I saw this info.

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