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  2. #22


    Sorry, I didn't realize the article I posted is 4 years old! MaximumPC had it on their site like it was just published!
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  3. #23


    Liverpool, United Kingdom
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by 8Franz View Post
    The TOPIC is really saying what it need to say . Is it perfectly compatible with Windows 8
    AVG 2013 works perfectly on Windows 8, you won't have any problems with it.
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  4. #24


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    windows 7 home premium 64bit


    Wow, aren't we defensive about our AV?
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  5. #25


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    windows 8 pro


    I am using Kaspersky 2013 in my Windows 8 pro. .and it works without a glitch
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 8Franz View Post
    The TOPIC is really saying what it need to say . Is it perfectly compatible with Windows 8
    Hi there
    I'm confused here

    Why ON EARTH would you need to install this -- Windows Defender (built in to the kernel) is 100% good enough for HOME users so why on earth would you need to bother with this stuff on W8.

    3rd party AV software for W8 these days is as DEAD as a DODO.

    Also it's no point listing various technical journals listing "effectiveness" or "performance" of AV software -- these are ALWAYS at least a FEW WEEKS out of date by the time they are published -- a new attack can be developed at any time and in any case 99.9% of the best protection is not AV software BUT YOU YOURSELF.

    I know loads of people who have never had a Virus in over 20 years or more of using computers and who haven't installed any AV software at all. !!

    The basic Windows firewall, your own router, HOW YOU USE EMAIL AND THE INTERNET and Windows defender built in to W8 is MORE than enough.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Certification Again
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    I like BitDefender 2013 although it interfered with something I want to do. So, I uninstalled it on 8. I am using Windows Defender without too much fear. BitDefender is much, much better. I won't argue the point.
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Windows 7 MSE, not Windows 8 Defender. Also, not so reputable AV "testing" company whom of which is probably paid off and/or biased to promote other products like most of these "testing" companies do.

    Also, see one of the comments which holds full truth to it:

    Internetlad: "The lowest score it receives is for zero-day attacks, where it catches 71/100 infections. 2-3 month old infections it catches 92/100 and for widespread infections it catches 100/100.

    How this merits a 1.6/6 is absolutely beyond me. It makes it appear that it fails to catch over 70 percent of all viruses with that ranking."
    Microsoft Security Essentials remains the #2 most used AV in the world:
    Antivirus Market Analysis: December 2012 | OPSWAT | Software management and security solutions

    Virus Bulletin for Windows 7 MSE:
    Virus Bulletin : VB100 Results - Microsoft Security Essentials

    Virus Bulletin for Windows 8 Defender:
    Virus Bulletin : VB100 Results - Microsoft Windows Defender
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Sorry, I didn't realize the article I posted is 4 years old! MaximumPC had it on their site like it was just published!
    I hate that. Can't believe the irresponsibility and pervasiveness of sites using undated pages/data to "communicate" what can easily be mistaken to be, for example, current technical info.
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  10. #30


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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Windows 7 MSE, not Windows 8 Defender. Also, not so reputable AV "testing" company whom of which is probably paid off and/or biased to promote other products like most of these "testing" companies do.

    Also, see one of the comments which holds full truth to it:

    Internetlad: "The lowest score it receives is for zero-day attacks, where it catches 71/100 infections. 2-3 month old infections it catches 92/100 and for widespread infections it catches 100/100.

    How this merits a 1.6/6 is absolutely beyond me. It makes it appear that it fails to catch over 70 percent of all viruses with that ranking."
    Microsoft Security Essentials remains the #2 most used AV in the world:
    Antivirus Market Analysis: December 2012 | OPSWAT | Software management and security solutions

    Virus Bulletin for Windows 7 MSE:
    Virus Bulletin : VB100 Results - Microsoft Security Essentials

    Virus Bulletin for Windows 8 Defender:
    Virus Bulletin : VB100 Results - Microsoft Windows Defender
    Yes, all of them need to be taken with a grain of salt. It seems Defender is better than previous MS offerings, and is part of the OS, and enabled by default. Good job on that. In light of this I may remove the AV I have. People like us on this forum tend to be more aware of our surfing habits, and less likely to click yes on something stupid.
    Last edited by slurp812; 18 Jan 2013 at 23:47.
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