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Working Antivirus for Win8

  1. #21

    Avast is not working here on build 7989 (but works on 7955)
    Last edited by vrosa; 28 Jul 2011 at 11:36.

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  2. #22

    The Contemplator
    Doncaster, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

    I know. I've tried that, and I'll be going back to it when they finally get it working.

    As for an AV that does currently work, and is free, I'm using PC-Tools: Free AntiVirus Download and Removal | PC Tools AntiVirus
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  3. #23

    will microsoft security essentials work with windows 8 beta
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  4. #24

    Posts : 231
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Just installed MSE for the 32bit DevPreview version running under Vbox...seems OK to me.

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  5. #25

    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    MSE 64bit seems to work for a clean install,no problems so far.
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  6. #26

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    Might just use the Windows Defender already built in, as it has been enhanced from the Dev preview version, on.
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  7. #27

    Posts : 7
    Windows 7 Professional x64 / Windows 8 beta x64 + SDK

    Has anyone tried to install Constant Guard from comcast? It tells me "Browser cookies are disabled" but they aren't when I try to download it.
    Does anyone know of a good free Antivirus in case I can't find a way around this?
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  8. #28

    Posts : 161
    Windows 8 Developer Preview x64

    MSE installs and works flawlessly on x64 DP Build 8102, even better than it does on Windows 7.

    Comodo Anti-Virus does not work on x64 DP B8102. Compatibility issues with error "This product is not targeted for this platform" produced. Attempted to force Windows 7 compatibility mode, but the same error comes up.
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  9. #29

    Posts : 465
    Windows 7 x64 SP1 Home Premium/Win 8.1 in VBox


    Just ran Malwarebytes in the preview. It picked up a registry hijack. The question is whether this is a false positive or not.
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  10. #30

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    Just scanned for this with MBAM, and looked in the location. I don't have it.

    But I'm running the 64-bit dev tools version.

    Are you running the 32 bit version? When I was running it , I remember seeing a reference to 16-bit in the Control Panel.

    ntvdm.exe is MS Virtual DOS machine....

    Virtual DOS machine

    Think it's related to that. Win 8 also does thing a little differently, so I don't think most of these AV's know what's what, or what to do yet. False Positives..

    Best bet in the meantime would be to use the built in Enhanced Win Defender .
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