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    AVG 2013 for Windows 8


    The TOPIC is really saying what it need to say . Is it perfectly compatible with Windows 8

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    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technical journals listing "effectiveness" or "performance" of AV software -- these are ALWAYS at least a FEW WEEKS out of date by the time they are published -- a new attack can be developed at any time and in any case 99.9% of the best protection is not AV software BUT YOU YOURSELF.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
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8Franz View Post
    The TOPIC is really saying what it need to say . Is it perfectly compatible with Windows 8
    Yes, it is, I have been using it and found no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan 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
    Yes, it is, I have been using it and found no problems.
    thanks been using it two days from now no problems so far .
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Again a question to those using this -- we know it RUNS but why bother using it on W8 -- It's 100% REDUNDANT now.

    People have said it WORKS -- but nobody has said why they actually NEED this anymore on W8.

    Still amazed when you buy a laptop at a Computer store how the sales people are STILL PUSHING NORTON -- I ask them -- Have you actually understood Windows 8 -- it has a GOOD built in security system.

    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.

    I despair sometimes.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Again a question to those using this -- we know it RUNS but why bother using it on W8 -- It's 100% REDUNDANT now.

    People have said it WORKS -- but nobody has said why they actually NEED this anymore on W8.

    Still amazed when you buy a laptop at a Computer store how the sales people are STILL PUSHING NORTON -- I ask them -- Have you actually understood Windows 8 -- it has a GOOD built in security system.

    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.

    I despair sometimes.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I just want to try another AV for Windows 8
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    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.
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    First I should say that I like Windows 8 just fine and have no problem with it what so ever.

    BUT!

    I never put ANY Microsoft system online without adequate protection.

    Is AVG adequate protection? That's a debate I want no part of.

    But I just can't 100% trust defender.

    I always swear by ESET, Malware bytes and superantispyware.

    With those installed my whole house has stayed bug free for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joel406 View Post
    First I should say that I like Windows 8 just fine and have no problem with it what so ever.

    BUT!

    I never put ANY Microsoft system online without adequate protection.

    Is AVG adequate protection? That's a debate I want no part of.

    But I just can't 100% trust defender.

    I always swear by ESET, Malware bytes and superantispyware.

    With those installed my whole house has stayed bug free for years.
    That's all I was trying to get at Joel, ANYTHING but Defender. They want us to trust their security products but they cannot keep the holes in the OS closed.
    Let the Antivirus companies do what they do and that is put out definitions when viruses are introduced into the wild, in a timely manner. But when you are like MS, you have an OS or should I say OS's, Office products and all sorts of other products, all that combined with now a security product, which one takes a back seat?

    I'm sorry, but I am a true believer that you deal with a company that has ONE purpose and when that company concentrates on that ONE purpose you will get a better product.

    It's not even like Defender or MS Security Essentials are MS's own baby, it's not, all they did is purchase another security software company some years back (I forget which one) and changed the GUI on the software a little bit.

    I wouldn't take the word of all the Microsoft whores here, because just like Apple and Mac users smugly used to say "we are invulnerable to viruses", well look at them now.
    Now all the Microsoft lackeys are saying "you'll be fine with Microsoft's own baked in security", it's a bunch of hooey, Microsoft never has and will never be able to keep up with the major antivirus vendors out there and when something REALLY bad hits the web all those that said "you'll be fine" are going to be the first ones shot out of the water.

    They are finding holes in Windows 8 on almost a daily basis, this OS was released WAYYYY to prematurely and just like I stated above, Windows 8 and Android are going to become some pretty big targets in 2013 and I am just not going to trust Microsoft to keep my system safe, as a far as I am concerned, their track record alone doesn't even warrant me to even consider it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    ...
    Without sources to back up your claims, this is nothing more than FUD.
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