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Eset Smart Security

  1. #11


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    Smart Security is no longer installed on my Win8.1 drive. From what I read on the Eset forum it is a known problem. They are working on a update that will work in 8.1 and should be released soon.

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  2. #12


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Good - I'm using Eset AV version 6.0.308.0, it hasn't caused me any grief. The safest bet is to avoid Antivirus programs that install extra-curricular firewalls, they are redundant, unnecessary and always problematic. The Windows 7/8 firewall is the best, easy to configure, and does not interfere with normal operations.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    If anyone wants to experiment; Eset has updated their Security 7 beta to 7.0.104.0 and they say it works in Windows 8.1.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Thanks for the info, I have no intention of using it, but I may run into a system that may need it.
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  5. #15


    I just ran into this problem last night and am getting fluctuating hangs on startup with windows 8.1 and eset SS 5. Sometimes it boots up fine, but usually it just hangs at the desktop with no icons present on startup. It just started happening as soon as I installed eset.

    So is this the bottom line here? That eset doesn't play well with windows 8.1? That's too bad, it worked perfectly for me with windows 7 ultimate x64.

    Moving forward, I guess my next question is which AV software works best with windows 8.1?
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  6. #16


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by pabloottawa View Post
    I just ran into this problem last night and am getting fluctuating hangs on startup with windows 8.1 and eset SS 5. Sometimes it boots up fine, but usually it just hangs at the desktop with no icons present on startup. It just started happening as soon as I installed eset.

    So is this the bottom line here? That eset doesn't play well with windows 8.1? That's too bad, it worked perfectly for me with windows 7 ultimate x64.

    Moving forward, I guess my next question is which AV software works best with windows 8.1?
    There is noting wrong with the installed AV that comes with the installation of 8/8.1. Have yet to see either a virus or malware.
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  7. #17


    Yeah I was hoping for this response but yesterday I got a different response from a different person saying that windows defender is just not enough of an AV program to take on the really tough stuff.

    You know, I've read tons of forum threads and posts about eset's smart security software and how it doesn't play well with windows 8/8.1. Some articles I've read have gone as far back as June 2013 and yet here we are almost 7 months later and eset STILL hasn't fixed the issue. Pretty disappointing considering the amount of money they want per year for their "protection"
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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    This is a warning for anyone that wants to try Eset Internet Security 7 Beta on Windows 8.1. I installed it this morning and thought everything went OK. When I tried to restart windows I got a message that Windows encountered an error had to restart. When the computer restarted I could not get Windows 8.1 to load. All it would do is give a message that Windows couldn't start and then it would reboot.
    It is not a good idea to use Smart Security with Windows 7 through 8 - With XP and Vista it is fine because neither of those OSes have a good built in Firewall, but 7 and 8 both have that excellent firewall.

    If you can get it booted, remove Smart Security, and install regular Eset Antivirus, and stick with version 7, never download the Betas of anything, unless you are able to wipe your OS and re-install. Basically only Developers and paid/compensated Beta testers should ever use Betas, because of the risk factor as shown here.

    Eset is basically the only AV package that is worth s damn, I have it on four machines, five if I include my Windows 8.1 testing machine. On each machine it has saved me from a total virus meltdown.

    Edit - I didn't realize this was an old thread - Basically the same response though, you don't need another firewall program for Windows 7 and 8, and the regular AV program never has any of these issues.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    I'm running Eset SS 7 without any problems. I did have a problem trying to run an older version.
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  10. #20


    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    I'm running Eset SS 7 without any problems. I did have a problem trying to run an older version.
    Please list your full specs so we can compare setups.
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