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Working Antivirus for Win8

  1. #71


    Southern Indiana
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 / Windows 8 WDP


    GFI (Sunbelt) Vipre 5.0 works like a charm. I am using the Business (Enterprise) version, but the consumer version should work as well.

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  2. #72


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by acer54 View Post
    In Windows 8 WDP 64 Bit Eset Smart Security 5 gives a memory module error on restart or shutdown
    Same occurred with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 - even after uninstalling the app
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  3. #73


    Southern Indiana
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 / Windows 8 WDP


    After performing a wipe & reload yesterday afternoon, I tried MS Security Essentials (just for S&G). It installed and works well also.
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  4. #74


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


    Quote Originally Posted by sohointegration View Post
    After performing a wipe & reload yesterday afternoon, I tried MS Security Essentials (just for S&G). It installed and works well also.
    Yeah... After finding out that Avira just showed anomaly in its updating routine. I just have the MSE updated and filled a list of files need to be excluded from being scanned and taged as viruses as I have some files that occasionally detected as false positive.
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  5. #75


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


    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by acer54 View Post
    In Windows 8 WDP 64 Bit Eset Smart Security 5 gives a memory module error on restart or shutdown
    Same occurred with ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5 - even after uninstalling the app
    Well.. it might be a bit safe to create a restore point if we suspect the program is probably incompatible with win 8. so that we can have it rolled back
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  6. #76


    Posts : 5
    Win8


    So... the deal is: MSE is the only 'fully' antivirus currently working 100% with Win8?

    I had same issues with Avira... the only one I use, don't like any other...

    I just uninstalled it, since it looks it doesn't update.
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  7. #77


    Southern Indiana
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 / Windows 8 WDP


    @Atlas: GFI Vipre is working flawlessly. I am using the Business Premium Edition, but the agent is basically the same for the consumer version. Vipre is the BEST antivirus available anywhere, at any price (my opinion).
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  8. #78


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi all
    I'm always puzzled when people say AV product xxxx is working perfectly.
    It might INSTALL OK but the only way to test that it actually DOES work is to chuck a virus at it and see what happens.

    Now I'm sure there's almost NO-ONE on these forums who deliberately want to infect their computer -- even if only doing it on a Virtual Machine which can be deleted after the test so most if not all of the information in this thread is either mis-leading or worse - false.

    The actual title should be AV software that INSTALLS correctly on W8 rather than WORKS correctly --- big big difference.

    Incidentally I think the whole idea of third party AV software is really passed its sell by date -- more and more security is being built into the Windows kernel itself so IMO the best people who can deal with this would be the writers of the OS itself -- i.e Microsoft.


    MSE appears to function fine (I say APPEARS to as I've never yet had a Virus so I can't say if it WORKS 100% correctly) and by all accounts with people on the W7 Forums it seems to detect most of the currently "favourite" viruses going the rounds.

    I'm not anti 3rd party apps such as decent Backup software or imaging programs like Photoshop but when Software needs to get right into the Windows Kernel itself I think I'd prefer to leave it to Microsoft and stick with MSE. As I said apart from contracts for supplying security to 100's of Corporate laptops on company LANS the day of these smaller companies providing AV software for home computers IMO is over.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #79


    It's hard to accurately put a price tag on a AV program as viruses can come in all shapes and forms, how destructive they are once they get in and how they can be prevented from spreading (aka deleted/removed). There can be no single AV program that can be used to govern every aspects of virus protection more than another. Virus definitions and the frequency of obtain these updates is all important and will be the determining factor as to whether a pc is adequately protected or not.
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  10. #80


    Southern Indiana
    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 / Windows 8 WDP


    @jimbo45: I have a few "favorite" places to go when I want to prove an antivirus program is watching out for me. Bearing in mind that no antivirus is 100% effective against all miscreant code; I simply navigate to these places and play around... it doesn't take long and the bells are going off. No, I don't deliberately "chuck" a virus at my machine as I don't have that ability. But... going to known compromised websites or downloading and running a program crack loaded with a trojan is a pretty safe bet you are playing with fire. Testing this way I have nothing to lose as it is a TEST machine. If I thoroughly hose it by doing the above, then no harm done - wipe and reload. So far, I have 'tested' two A/V products this way and both told me they detected and blocked bad code. BTW, just for the record: what has REALLY passed it's "Sell By" date is the term VIRUS. There are actually very few true viruses floating around out there now or being newly written and released. Our nemesis is really MALWARE... the code that attempts to trick us into giving out our credit card numbers, or maybe just lurk on our systems waiting for us to type it in when making a purchase. But most of all we need to be diligent and ever-watchful as the BIGGEST threat of all is.... OURSELVES.
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