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what is the best compatable windows 8 security

  1. #11


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Avast and Microsoft both free, got good results in the latest independent tests by AV-Comparatives . Avira, my choice (also a free version) has a longer high score record. You can read the full test here: http://www.av-comparatives.org/image..._201210_en.pdf

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  2. #12


    NEW DELHI
    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 ultimate x86 & Windows 8 PRO 32bit


    YOU GUYS CAN TRY AVG INTERNET SECURITY 2013. I AM USING IT FROM LAST ONE MONTH I HAS SIMPLE USER INTERFACE, VIRUS DETECTION RATE OF 98.5%, HEALTHY FIREWALL. THE INBUILT WINDOWS DEFENDER IN WIN 8 IS GOOD BUT THE IT TAKES AGES TO REMOVE THE VIRUS AFTER DETECTING IT.

    OTHERWISE KASPERSKY, NORTON 360 ALL ARE GOOD TILL THE TIME YOU UPDATE THEM PROPERLY OTHERWISE THEY ARE OF NO USE
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  3. #13


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Windows 8 has implemented security totally differently to Windows 7 or previous versions of Windows. The security is built right into the kernel itself so the days of third party FREE software (Norton / antimalware bytes etc etc) good though these may have been in the past are now OVER.


    Ms doesn't publish the kernel to 3rd parties so your best protection here is Ms itself --and W8 has been getting some decent praise from security experts --rare for an MS product.

    The basic windows defender (not the same as the fairly rubbishy version in earlier Windows releases) is about the best you can do on a HOME (not a corporate LAN installation --other considerations here) installation.

    You ESPECIALLY don't need to spend any money on PAID FOR junk software that slows your machine down for no purpose whatsoever.

    The best mechanism for protecting your machine is YOURSELF.

    1) NEVER open email attachments without knowing EXACTLY who sent them and where they came from.

    2) If you MUST use torrents - download stuff to a Virtual machine so you can get rid of "Things downloaded" if they include little extra surprises !!.

    3) before installing ANYTHING image your system so you can restore it if the application doesn't do what you expected -- saves endless messing about with "Uninstall" or "Registry cleaner" apps.

    4) Avoid like the plague those "Sucker applications" or "Sneakerware" like Driver search or similar -- they'll tempt you with all sorts of things like - we've found drivers for you - but then to use the part of the site which "allegedly" has the driver will try and charge you for the service --and all this stuff is public domain anyway.

    5) Finally - NEVER EVER download either those "Helper" type apps from these sorts of sites.

    Also guys please forget the latest reviews -- these are at least ONE MONTH OUT OF DATE by the time they are published - Viruses can appear at any time instantly and MS usually has the best resources to deal with them.

    NONE -- believe me NONE of the current 3rd party stuff like avast, norton, anti malware bytes etc is ANY BETTER and usually worse than the bog standard Windows defender.

    I doubt if ANYTHING is truely 100% effective - so as I said before the best protection is YOURSELF. Follow those rules I laid down above and you shouldn't have any problem even if you are using that well known Phillipine site we call the Phillipino felines.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    what is the best compatible windows 8 security?

    ​The shortest answer is: Windows Defender included in Win8.

    Because is built-in and integrates flawlessly in the system, it should be considered 100% compatible.
    You may not get 100% protection but is 100% compatible.

    Works very well for home and basic internet usage.

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  5. #15


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

    1) NEVER open email attachments without knowing EXACTLY who sent them and where they came from.

    2) If you MUST use torrents - download stuff to a Virtual machine so you can get rid of "Things downloaded" if they include little extra surprises !!.

    3) before installing ANYTHING image your system so you can restore it if the application doesn't do what you expected -- saves endless messing about with "Uninstall" or "Registry cleaner" apps.

    4) Avoid like the plague those "Sucker applications" or "Sneakerware" like Driver search or similar -- they'll tempt you with all sorts of things like - we've found drivers for you - but then to use the part of the site which "allegedly" has the driver will try and charge you for the service --and all this stuff is public domain anyway.

    5) Finally - NEVER EVER download either those "Helper" type apps from these sorts of sites.

    jimbo


    I recopy it for make sure peoples understand..... Everyday I repair mistakes from peoples do on their computers. Mistakes amplified by 10 times because they was trying to fix them self the problem with free repair tools on C-Net and co.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    what is the best compatible windows 8 security?

    ​The shortest answer is: Windows Defender included in Win8.



    Works very well for home and basic internet usage.


    Agree. I came into contact with a malware site last night while doing a search, first time since I have been using Win8.

    Defender alerted me and stated malware was blocked. Only thing different, it stated to reboot to completely remove malware.

    Later, I ran the Defender scan, malwarebytes, and the free online Kasperky scan which were all negative.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post

    Defender alerted me and stated malware was blocked. Only thing different, it stated to reboot to completely remove malware.

    .
    Essential Security often ask to reboot also with Windows 7 , this is normal
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