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  1. #31


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by ITMarkus View Post
    I Recommend Malware-Bytes PRO And Avast! Free Antivirus
    Hi there
    With Windows 8 NONE of these do anything extra whatsoever -- why bother with this stuff.

    Please tell me what Malwarebytes has found that the built in Windows defender hasn't. As for AVAST (free) totally a waste of time these days.

    Windows 8 has implemented security TOTALLY DIFFERENTLY to previous OS'es. Most of the security concerns I read on this section are 100% perfectly valid for WINDOWS 7 and previous OS'es and yes install all this stuff if you like - but even for Windows 7 Ms's own MSE is probably just as good (or bad) as all the rest of them.

    Windows 8 is a TOTALLY new animal when it comes to security -- using a lot of these products is like applying a 20th century solution to a 21st century problem. SAVE YOUR MONEY.

    Unless you are defending Corporate networks ALL 3rd party A/V software for Windows 8 is a WASTE of money if paid for these days --save your money and put it towards buying an SSD -- a much more useful purchase.

    Incidentally ignore also any old comparative reports of effectiveness of A/V software -- these reports are always OUT OF DATE by the time you read them -- a new threat could potentially appear AT ANY TIME so analysis of last months (or usually longer ago than that) is about as useful as last months HORSE RACING results when thinking about what horse to choose for the 14.00 Exeter meet (or wherever).

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    If anyone is interested. Today only newegg.com is offering avg antivirus for 7.99



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  3. #33



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    I get email from them and they run great specials over the weekend so I thought I would pass it along
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  4. #34


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    If anyone is interested. Today only newegg.com is offering avg antivirus for 7.99



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    Hi there
    Did you actually read my post on the NEED for extra A/V stuff on W8.
    Just SAVE the 8 bucks pounds/ roubles/Euros or whatever and put it toward something else. -- The fact that this stuff has come down a lot in price shows they just want to make some money on it before people realize it's totally REDUNDANT on W8 now.

    Even on W7 the use of this stuff is questionable --MSE does the job fine -- but that's your choice. On W8 the security is BUILT IN to the OS -- this extra layer is TOTALLY REDUNDANT.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #35


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    About third party AV stuff on Win8:
    Jimbo, you should make a signature and add that (resumed) in a line or two... because it's something that needs to be repeated too much.

    Anyway, I agree about this point but it seems not everyone trusts Windows Defender on his own but there are some who do.
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  6. #36


    I use the built-in Microsoft security until I find that it isn't doing the job... and that hasn't happened yet on Win8. On Win7, it has, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    If anyone is interested. Today only newegg.com is offering avg antivirus for 7.99



    Newegg.com - Shell Shocker Deal. Exclusive Jaw Dropping Savings on PC Components and Electronics.
    Hi there
    Did you actually read my post on the NEED for extra A/V stuff on W8.
    Just SAVE the 8 bucks pounds/ roubles/Euros or whatever and put it toward something else. -- The fact that this stuff has come down a lot in price shows they just want to make some money on it before people realize it's totally REDUNDANT on W8 now.

    Even on W7 the use of this stuff is questionable --MSE does the job fine -- but that's your choice. On W8 the security is BUILT IN to the OS -- this extra layer is TOTALLY REDUNDANT.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yea I did and I only use WD for 8 but that was for anyone else here that uses Avg because I remember seeing posts of those that do and 7.99 is a good price
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  8. #38


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    If anyone is interested. Today only newegg.com is offering avg antivirus for 7.99



    Newegg.com - Shell Shocker Deal. Exclusive Jaw Dropping Savings on PC Components and Electronics.
    Hi there
    Did you actually read my post on the NEED for extra A/V stuff on W8.
    Just SAVE the 8 bucks pounds/ roubles/Euros or whatever and put it toward something else. -- The fact that this stuff has come down a lot in price shows they just want to make some money on it before people realize it's totally REDUNDANT on W8 now.

    Even on W7 the use of this stuff is questionable --MSE does the job fine -- but that's your choice. On W8 the security is BUILT IN to the OS -- this extra layer is TOTALLY REDUNDANT.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yea I did and I only use WD for 8 but that was for anyone else here that uses Avg because I remember seeing posts of those that do and 7.99 is a good price
    That's a good point.
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