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#16 +warwagon

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:54

MSE....meh


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:54

Kaspersky sells 1yr 1pc license at retail here for ₹380 ($7). Its light and running well so far.

#18 Javik

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:55

Avast also works

#19 Innuendo

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 20:56

Norton software is better than it used to be, but it still has a ways to go before it's as good as some of the other offerings out there.

Agnitum's products are Windows 8-compatible, too, but there's no way I'd use MSE after I sat and watched a Windows 7 system get infected before my very eyes with trojans while the little green system tray icon stayed quiet without so much as a peep. Cleaned out 16 trojans off of that system that MSE didn't think were threats at all.

#20 Rickkins

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:04

Eset Smart Security

#21 Growled

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:59

Do you really need anti-virus with Windows anymore?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:50

Hello,

Many anti-malware vendors have versions of their software out that works with Windows 8 but are still in the process of going through certification with Microsoft.

Testing labs AV-Comparatives and AV-Test are both keeping track of which programs are available for Windows 8:
I would suggest checking them frequently, as they both seem to be updating their lists on a daily basis.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:10

waiting for new endpoint version

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:16

Avast runs just fine on Windows 8! :-)

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:26

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.

#26 ~Johnny

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:34

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.

#27 Deleted Bye

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:35

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.

#28 Nothing Here

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:35

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.

#29 kevpan815

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:59

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.

#30 burnsflipper

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 20:15

stay away from porn?? BLASPHEMY.

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


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