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  1. #91


    I still don't see the point of talking about backups when this thread is about AV. I have good reason to don't see the point because it has nothing to do with AV. In saying that your 2nd and 3rd paragraph kinda contradict one another. On one hand you said it's an excellent way to restore your machine to virus free state after it's been infected, then on the other hand you said you will not trust a machine that hae been infected. If you don't don't trust an infected machine, why have it data restored to virus free State (or why would you even suggest it)?

    Again i need to mention that you or any other endusers (and when you speak of an enduser you are basically referring to a user not a support staff, which implies you are working within a company organisation) will have to make due of the technology that exists within the company. This include what's running on the machine. If your machine is somehow infected it is up to IT to "fix" it. They might clean it or they might reimage it depending on factors such as what the machine is used for and how damaged it is. As an enduser not working within the IT department of your company you do not have a say as to what you want or how you want your machine to be like when a situation arrises. It's up to IT to provide you with a "working" machine so that you can do your work and that's about it. How the machine gets protected or what goes on the machine or not is up to IT not you.

    Now for home use, everything is up to you how you want your machine to be is up to you. Be knowing that you cannot project your home use of a machine thoughts and ideas into a company IT infrastructure, home use and enterprise use are not the same and can not be.

    So really my summary is this, AV program has it's place in our society at work and at home. AV programs are there to protect us from viruses, it can prevent and it can cure. Every company is different and the practices of safe guarding machine may also differ. To not have AV (or properly implement an AV solution) is to dig one's own grave (or the grave for a company).

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  2. #92


    Posts : 6
    w7 ultimate w8 64bit


    tried pc tools av,it crashed me and there is no safe start on this program,it just goes round in circles,hadto put drive on other machine as slave to format it and get it to work..
    amd 2.7 dual core
    w8 64bit
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  3. #93


    Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32


    What about ESET?
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  4. #94


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    My own experiences working with PC at home and Office, a bit unique. Dealing with viruses definitely a must to have AV program installed (and works). But what makes us safer is to be cautious in doing things that is being the modus how viruses have its way to infect. Educating co-workers to pay attention working with all kinds of flashdrive and other external drives is the hardest thing to do (in my situation here, most people have their flashdrive as part of bringing work home or elsewhere they find their time doing the work. Unfortunately most of the local viruses are all spreading through it, and totally annoying. The only advantage is that our company's server is linux based program. Me myself have been years being free from any kind of virus. For any of it coming from internet I trust my firewall and AV. Other than those, I am just watchful in plugging in any external media..

    That is what I can do this far... and it helps a lot.
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  5. #95


    United Kingdom
    Posts : 39
    Windows 8 Pro With Media Centre


    AVG Free 2012 is fully functional on my PC! Seems to be more features than anything else I've used on WDP!
    I was using Ad-Aware free which was also working but wasn't updating automatically, however manual updating was working.
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  6. #96


    Posts : 476
    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.


    Quote Originally Posted by acer54 View Post
    AVG Free 2012 is fully functional on my PC! Seems to be more features than anything else I've used on WDP!
    I was using Ad-Aware free which was also working but wasn't updating automatically, however manual updating was working.

    Good to hear.
    Please continue to post both the good & bad news re AVG.
    Thanks.
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  7. #97


    Posts : 6
    w7 ultimate w8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    What Antivirus works with this build ?

    ~updated 05/01/2011~

    *AVG - Doesn't work on 7850 (Work on 7955)
    *Avast - Doesn't work on 7850 (Work on 7955)
    *MSE - Doesn't install on 7850 (Install on 7955)

    Avira - Works (reported by Dwarf)
    PC Tools AV - Works
    ClamWin - Works (no real time protection)
    Panda Cloud Antivirus - Works (reported by Bill2)
    NIS 2011 - Works (reported by yowanvista)

    What else have you tryed?

    :ninja:
    I have dual boot w7+w8 dev prev.both 64 bit,i have found that avg free scans the partitioned drive for viruses when it scans the primary drive so in my case it scans w8 which is on my F partition.
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  8. #98

    What works for each build - compilation




    Not that its off topic, but lets try to keep the list clean and useful.
    No need to insert things that doesnt work (IMHO).

    BUILD 7850
    Avira - Works (reported by Dwarf)
    PC Tools AV - Works (reported by Vrosa)
    NIS 2011 - Works (reported by yowanvista)
    ESET Smart Security 5 (reported by Cookieman)
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 (reported by Cookieman)


    BUILD 7927
    AVG - Works
    Avast - Works
    MSE - Works
    PC Tools AV - Works (reported by Vrosa)
    Panda Cloud Antivirus - Works
    AVG Free - Works (reported by Vrosa)
    Avast! 6 - Works (reported by Vrosa)


    BUILD 7955
    AVG - Works
    Avast - Works
    MSE - Works
    PC Tools AV - Works (reported by Vrosa)
    Panda Cloud Antivirus - Works
    AVG Free - Works (reported by Vrosa)
    Avast! 6 - Works (reported by Vrosa)


    BUILD 7959
    MSE - Works
    We need more input here plz....


    BUILD 7989
    MSE - Works
    PC Tools AV - Works (reported by Vrosa)
    Panda Cloud Antivirus - Works
    ESET Smart Security 5 Beta - Works


    BUILD 8102 DP x86 / x64
    MSE - Works
    PC Tools AV - Works (reported by Vrosa)

    Panda Cloud Antivirus - Works
    NIS 2011 - Works (reported by yowanvista)
    SAS - Works (reported by ZigZag3143) * Hey Zigzag, is that just for 8102?
    GFI Vipre - Works (reported by
    sohointegration)
    AVG Free 2012 - Works (reported by JMH) ... If JMH says I believe ...lol...
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  9. #99


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Latest version of Comodo Internet Security appears to work on Windows 8 DP Build 8102. Installed successfully with Windows 7 compatibility and ran as administrator.

    Will test out the other features of the security suite later this evening and report back.
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  10. #100


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Latest version of Comodo Internet Security appears to work on Windows 8 DP Build 8102. Installed successfully with Windows 7 compatibility and ran as administrator.

    Will test out the other features of the security suite later this evening and report back.
    Disregard this. The security suite will not initialize after installation thus rendering it useless. I assumed that if it worked in virtualbox it would work on real hardware, I assumed wrong.

    Sorry.
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