Avast 7 Works like a charm
We should forget about MSE. Billwindows is correct. MSE is now, in fact, the built in Windows defender. But, with MSE still installed in thousands of legacy OSs, at this stage updates will be normal so, hopefully, there is no serious problem whichever you decide to run - until MS inform us otherwise.!
Last edited by davehc; 05 Mar 2012 at 08:13.
im using bullguard its working fine and I think you can get it free for six months
Why on EARTH should a company like MS release a product which it KNOWS is instrumental to its continuing survival that isn't fit for purpose.
MSE works just fine.
And just pray just where do these 3rd party company AV software firms get their access to the W8 kernel from currently -- I'm sure MS isn't giving away the source code just yet.
Most of the 3rd party AV stuff is actually based on W7 --which although similar IS NOT THE SAME AS W8.
If it isn't then they are just being guilty of Hacking a proprietary product and use of their software should be considered ILLEGAL.
How do I keep Windows 8 Consumer Preview secure from malware? - Microsoft Answers
Also:In Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials have been combined into a single, pre-installed feature of Windows, named Windows Defender.
Windows 8 Compatibility for Microsoft security essentials: Drivers, Updates, Downloads
As you can see Windows Defender in Windows 8 has Virus definition and uses almost the same Engines as MSE.
So there is no point on disabling it (which is the same and which is offcially compatible) and installing MSE which is possbily not compatible (it is officially stated as incompatible).
At this stage, using the built in "Windows Firewall" and "Windows Defender" is working quite well. no viruses and although I have noticed installs are a tad slower to start once they start they are quicker then Windows XP/7 on my little laptop. so yeah, was running Avast basic before on Windows XP 32 bit now upgraded to Windows 8 CP 64-bit. so much quicker.