Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Working Antivirus for Win8

  1. #1

    Working Antivirus for Win8


    What Antivirus works with this build ?

    ~updated 05/01/2011~

    *AVG - Doesn't work on 7850 (Work on 7955)
    *Avast - Doesn't work on 7850 (Work on 7955)
    *MSE - Doesn't install on 7850 (Install on 7955)

    Avira - Works (reported by Dwarf)
    PC Tools AV - Works
    ClamWin - Works (no real time protection)
    Panda Cloud Antivirus - Works (reported by Bill2)
    NIS 2011 - Works (reported by yowanvista)

    What else have you tryed?

    :ninja:
    Last edited by vrosa; 01 May 2011 at 04:42. Reason: update

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    That's worrying. PC Tools AV is not too great I hear. I'm still waiting on a download so can't try anything yet. What about Avira?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    When installing avast! & AVG, did is BSOD for you too?
    avast! gave me a ton of lines with unreadable text
    AVG gave me a Physical Memory Dump
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Idaho
    Posts : 47
    Windows Seven x64


    What about Microsoft Security Essentials?

    Or

    Malwarebytes (not real-time unless you have a paid version I think)

    Ryan
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    When installing avast! & AVG, did is BSOD for you too?
    avast! gave me a ton of lines with unreadable text
    AVG gave me a Physical Memory Dump
    Same here !
    What about Microsoft Security Essentials?
    It do not install on non-genuine systems.

    (Added to 1st post)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    I'll try Avira this afternoon on a clean install. MBAM seems to work, but I think it caused a BSOD when I tried to shutdown.

    I'll also try other free alternatives and report back.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    I'm running panda cloud antivirus. Works great!

    In fact I switched to panda on win7, it wasnt worse than anything else I'd used before.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Mauritius
    Posts : 545
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    NIS2011(trial) also works
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Avira seems to be working.

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Good to hear. I'm gonna move to Avira.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast
Working Antivirus for Win8
Related Threads
Thanks to this great forum I was able to install Win 8.1 on my laptop (Dell Studio XP 1340). Resolved here: https://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/31157-windows-8-1-rtm-installation-fails-dell-xps-1340-a.html As per advice I got here I had to disable Bluetooth in BIOS to be able to install...
Hi, After upgrading to Win8.1 from 8.0 I noticed that I can no longer search anything under 'Settings' (Winkey + W). I am still able to search for files and the web (Bing ads and all that) however (ie. under 'Everywhere' or Files). I have already rebuilt the index and rebooted/shutdown a few times...
fingertouch not working in win8... in Drivers & Hardware
previously i had windows 7 in HP Probook 4430s fingertouch was working fine to lock and unlock the pc... recently i installed windows 8 enterprise in same pc... but this time it is not at all working... Plz help...
I just wanted to make a quick report that I can successfully get any version (sku) of ZoneAlarm working well on Windows 8. I have it installed now and it is functioning perfectly. In case anyone is interested, I can detail the process of how to do so. It is not for the install and simply make it...
Good day folks. Any working (and free) Anti-Virus for W8? With the default Windows Defender in place, it's just painfully slow to install any software in W8 CP. The initial check will at least take several seconds before the actual installation starts. (msi installations are OK presumably...
Is there an antivirus that works with win8? or is there even a need for one?
Working Antivirus for Win8 in Software and Apps
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook