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is win 8 dev safe

  1. #1


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    windows 7 windows 8

    is win 8 dev safe


    i`m running win 7 (c:drive) and win 8 dev (d:drive) using avg av: but once a month i always run malwerebytes av in safe mode.

    ran yesterday it found 34 suspitiouse on my d: drive.

    Q:
    is win 8 safe yet ?
    where do i send the log file?
    will test and test.

    p.s don`t like it yet but will persist(old school bring back 1St gl)

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  2. #2


    Appelhülsen Germany
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    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    I don't think that AVG is running properly yet on Windows 8 and am using MSE myself, No OS is safe without some form of protection and Malware bytes is good but it is not a complete solution and you cannot rely on it alone. If it has found suspicious objects I would suggest quarantining them first and posting the logs here so someone can look at them.
    Another option is to scan the drive from Windows 7 with an antivirus that you know works and can trust and see if it picks up any problems.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Win 8 is as safe as your browsing habits are. But as Pooch says, use MSE. That works well. AVG is a dog anyhow. They had a lot of problems recently.

    Run SuperAnti Spyware as a scanner. It tells you what it finds - usually a lot of tracking cookies that are benign.
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    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    ... am using MSE myself ...
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    But as Pooch says, use MSE.
    Y'all do know MSE is already in Win8 DP 8102 as "Defender," right?
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Defender and MSE is two different things. But they do use the same process as the base (MsMpEng.exe). when you install MSE, you cannot have Defender.
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    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Defender and MSE is two different things. But they do use the same process as the base (MsMpEng.exe). when you install MSE, you cannot have Defender.
    +1
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Why install MSE on Win8 DP 8102 when Defender is built in and is essentially the same thing?

    It's a waste, in my opinion.
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    Appelhülsen Germany
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    A waste of what? space on my SSD? I have 73 GB free so I don't think so. Using your own argument if they are the same where is the problem? I like to think of it as a personal choice and will do what I like on my Personal Computer (pun intended), but you are welcome to your opinions and thank you for letting me know
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    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    I proffer it is a waste because installing MSE is entirely unnecessary with Win8 DP 8102.

    Certainly, Pooch, you can do whatever you like. If you like performing unnecessary actions and installing redundant programs, well, have at it to your heart's content.

    Installing MSE on the WIN8 DP 8102 is unnecessary and an overly redundant action. Period.
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    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Where is the like button???
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