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    Working Antivirus for Win8


    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:
    Last edited by vrosa; 01 May 2011 at 04:42 AM. Reason: update


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    That's worrying. PC Tools AV is not too great I hear. I'm still waiting on a download so can't try anything yet. What about Avira?
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    When installing avast! & AVG, did is BSOD for you too?
    avast! gave me a ton of lines with unreadable text
    AVG gave me a Physical Memory Dump
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    What about Microsoft Security Essentials?

    Or

    Malwarebytes (not real-time unless you have a paid version I think)

    Ryan
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    When installing avast! & AVG, did is BSOD for you too?
    avast! gave me a ton of lines with unreadable text
    AVG gave me a Physical Memory Dump
    Same here !
    What about Microsoft Security Essentials?
    It do not install on non-genuine systems.

    (Added to 1st post)

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    I'll try Avira this afternoon on a clean install. MBAM seems to work, but I think it caused a BSOD when I tried to shutdown.

    I'll also try other free alternatives and report back.
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    I'm running panda cloud antivirus. Works great!

    In fact I switched to panda on win7, it wasnt worse than anything else I'd used before.
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    NIS2011(trial) also works
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    Avira seems to be working.

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    Good to hear. I'm gonna move to Avira.

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