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Avast Blog: Windows 8 developer conference

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    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Tim? Did you check compatibility with the latest Avast, and Windows XP? Seeing that XP isn't supported by Microsoft anymore, I have a feeling these FREE Anti-Virus programs took them out of their list to be upgraded/updated. You can verify that statement by trying to run it in Windows ME. Won't work with that O/S either. NOW if you want to get a paid for version of a protection software, go with Bull Guard, they are now beta testing their latest version and upon final, you will get a full free version for the time you put in testing it. NOT to worry either, although it is a beta you still have protection. Bull Guard allows you to upload an image onto their servers for YOUR protection.

    *EDIT* Don't want to make this look like a cakewalk. TO qualify for a free retail version, YOU have to WORK for it. Meaning be active in the testing, not just sticking it on your computer(s) and doing updating of the protection files, you have to. I had a lot of people complain to me when they didn't get the free full version of Nortons 360, that is because they didn't do anything to earn it. Beta Testing a product MEANS you put it thru it's paces. Someone (not saying names) said they didn't think it was a good idea to risk their PC(s) by taking them into areas on the internet that are already known to cause people to have issues with viruses, Trojan, etc. BUT this is the MAIN purpose of testing out security suites. What the H-E double Hockey Sticks good is a security suite if YOU can still get infected by being SCARED of taking the testing to there? To me, I beta test so that I can find as many bugs as I can, it is fun for me. Like an Easter egg hunt. The more I find, the less the Info World has to worry about. Two major problems I have discovered using Bull Guard were addressed and FIXED! Just that Fast. I love it.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I was under the impression that XP is supported until April 2014.
    But I think I'll look for one of the other free programs thanks.
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