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#31 siah1214


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 20:19

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 :)

#32 Scorbing


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 20:24

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. :)

#33 Rippleman


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 20:48

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.

#34 johnporter29


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 22:34

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

#35 Neowon



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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:50

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

#36 Gary2MBz


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:00

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..

#37 +Brando212


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:12

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

#38 Royalty™


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:14

ESET Nod 32 or Bitdefender.

#39 Neowon



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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:36

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.

#40 myxomatosis


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:50

No need for a second antivirus. There’s already an antivirus in Windows 8 called Windows Defender (MSE before).

#41 Tal Greywolf

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:29

"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

#42 zeta_immersion


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:37

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 ..

#43 TCA


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 17:02


@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? ^.^


#44 f0rk_b0mb


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 17:04

"One does not just stay away from porn"

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

#45 Stone Gaijin

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 14:53

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.