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AVG 2013 for Windows 8

  1. #11


    Georgia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    ...
    Without sources to back up your claims, this is nothing more than FUD.
    First , If you would have bothered to read my PREVIOUS post you would have seen this ........

    "Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to track your mouse movements"
    Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to track your mouse movements | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks -- dotTech

    Second, I really don't need to list sources, all one really needs to do is to do a Google search of Windows 8 security holes and you will come up with pages upon pages of results ........ Google, it's a wonderful thing, you can't hide from Google my friend.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 (64-bit)


    Cmon people this could go on forever, I just got AVG and I thought this thread might be educational.. enough with the AV wars and bring on the facts/tips if you have them! From the small amount of research I did AVG DOES outperform Defender, but not by a landslide.

    If anyone has any helpful information regarding running AVG on Windows 8, I will be watching this thread. Thanks
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  3. #13


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I have AVG 2013. I got it because the Windows 8 Update Adviser said AVG 2012 was not compatible. AVG scans incoming e-mail. I don't know whether Windows Defender does or not. To me that would be an advantage.
    Just my 1.5 cent worth.

    Clint
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  4. #14


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    For people who torrent, use their computer widely, etc. I recommend AVG 2013. It is perfectly compatible with windows 8, as you can see it was designed around it. Windows defender isn't sufficient for some people, as it won't pick up viruses that have crypts such as RAT's. Even top of the line A/V a lot of the time won't pick up some RAT's. Windows does have security holes, and lots of them.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Sorry, but you couldn't pay me to put AVG on any system. If I felt I needed something more, I would go with ESET as a first choice, I haven't researched AV in a long time, but I can tell you, AVG has always been garbage. Yeah, it might run, but does it actually do anything? from my past experience in the consumer PC repair field, no, not a thing. Only when scanned with an alternative scanner did AVG actually pop. This was on several systems over various versions. And the majority of the things it does find? Cookies. I don't need a simple cookie cleaner.
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  6. #16


    Florida
    Posts : 64
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    ESET is also very good quality anti virus.
    I may go back, because of some compatibility issues. With the help of some people here, I saw that anti virus might be the thing affecting the live tile bug i experienced, and AVG was the cause, it caused a bug where you can't click the live tiles (nothing happens) and my windows key wouldn't even work some times.
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  7. #17


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


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Well....... since reading this this morning ...........

    "Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to track your mouse movements"
    Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to track your mouse movements | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks -- dotTech
    and also with Windows 8 along with Android to become one of the two highest targeted OS's for malware in 2013, I really do not trust Microsoft to patch it's holes and put out definitions for Defender in a timely manner to keep my system safe, I have this morning turned off Defender and installed AVG IS 2013.

    All you pro MS mods can save your breath by responding to this ....... it'll do you no good.

    @Jimbo45:
    They usually give some sort of B/S --It doesn't have any "Internet" security -- only the O/s.

    You have to laugh and walk away at that point. -- Is EDUCATION so bad these days --especially in a technical store specializing in computers.
    While your statement does hold water to some extent I can also see what the store associate was trying to get at, even though he / she made themselves sound uneducated in their statement.

    The bottom line is that MS has a hard enough time patching security holes in their operating systems so how can we trust them to put out definitions for Defender in a timely manner?
    Unless Microsoft suddenly comes out with an iron clad system overnight, I myself cannot bring myself to whole heartedly believe in their security products.


    Hi there

    I think your info here is somewhat misleading.

    Windows defender is part of the OS -- how do you "turn it off" !!!!!

    The only thing you can do (and it would be really stupid IMO to even THINK about doing this) is to uncheck the box for real time protection --- the rest of the system is still protected however.

    Note that if you DO turn off real time protection then explain to me what you would do if during a "batch process" or a background report run gives you a virus.

    You won't know WHEN your computer became infected, what was infected or even how to "disinfect it. You surely can't use the Infected OS on the infected system to "repair itself" == that's just plain dumb. !!

    Iwould NEVER trust ANY "Cleansing" software to remove a virus -- since AV software can never be 100% certain why should you assume that the "cleansing" software is 100% OK either.

    Only a restore from a clean image or a fresh Windows install would satisfy me in this case.

    With real time protection you can at least trap the malware before it wreaks havoc on your system.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Well....... since reading this this morning ...........

    "Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to track your mouse movements"
    Vulnerability in Internet Explorer allows hackers to track your mouse movements | Reviews, news, tips, and tricks -- dotTech
    and also with Windows 8 along with Android to become one of the two highest targeted OS's for malware in 2013, I really do not trust Microsoft to patch it's holes and put out definitions for Defender in a timely manner to keep my system safe, I have this morning turned off Defender and installed AVG IS 2013.

    All you pro MS mods can save your breath by responding to this ....... it'll do you no good.

    @Jimbo45:
    They usually give some sort of B/S --It doesn't have any "Internet" security -- only the O/s.

    You have to laugh and walk away at that point. -- Is EDUCATION so bad these days --especially in a technical store specializing in computers.
    While your statement does hold water to some extent I can also see what the store associate was trying to get at, even though he / she made themselves sound uneducated in their statement.

    The bottom line is that MS has a hard enough time patching security holes in their operating systems so how can we trust them to put out definitions for Defender in a timely manner?
    Unless Microsoft suddenly comes out with an iron clad system overnight, I myself cannot bring myself to whole heartedly believe in their security products.


    Hi there

    I think your info here is somewhat misleading.

    Windows defender is part of the OS -- how do you "turn it off" !!!!!

    The only thing you can do (and it would be really stupid IMO to even THINK about doing this) is to uncheck the box for real time protection --- the rest of the system is still protected however.

    Note that if you DO turn off real time protection then explain to me what you would do if during a "batch process" or a background report run gives you a virus.

    You won't know WHEN your computer became infected, what was infected or even how to "disinfect it. You surely can't use the Infected OS on the infected system to "repair itself" == that's just plain dumb. !!

    Iwould NEVER trust ANY "Cleansing" software to remove a virus -- since AV software can never be 100% certain why should you assume that the "cleansing" software is 100% OK either.

    Only a restore from a clean image or a fresh Windows install would satisfy me in this case.

    With real time protection you can at least trap the malware before it wreaks havoc on your system.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    WOW ......... I don't even know how to answer this without being arrogant .... but I'll try.

    First, I never said and would NEVER SAY to disable Defender without replacing it with another AV software ...... yes that WOULD be STUPID.

    Second, I do not understand how my post was "misleading" when the facts were CLEARLY stated and I am truly sorry but Microsoft's track record speaks for itself.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    WOW ......... I don't even know how to answer this without being arrogant .... but I'll try.

    First, I never said and would NEVER SAY to disable Defender without replacing it with another AV software ...... yes that WOULD be STUPID.

    Second, I do not understand how my post was "misleading" when the facts were CLEARLY stated and I am truly sorry but Microsoft's track record speaks for itself.
    You don't need any useless third party AV with Windows 8.

    Also that so-called vulnerability in IE? It's fixed.
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  10. #20


    I test AV at a large Fortune 10 company and we use Symantec Endpoint Protection v12 at work and almost all of us use Microsoft Security Essentials on Win7 and the built-in Windows Defender on Windows 8. I also use MalWareBytes at home. I cannot recommend any other products based upon our testing, that's really all I can say...
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