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Compatible Anti-Virus?

  1. #11


    Posts : 82
    Windows 8.1


    I have been running AVG FREE for years and never had virus problems.

    Occasionally run SpybotSD

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  2. #12


    I use WD, malwarebytes free on demand scanning, superantispyware free on demand and spywareblaster that puts sites in your host file.
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  3. #13


    For 8.1 is released not for so long, anti-virus programs need to be updated to support 8.1. IMO, windows defender and firewall is okay.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 x64-Bit


    i have McAfee Security center , comes with win 8 orig.
    iv updated to 8.1, i get unusual (intelppm.sys) BSOD.
    like conecting usb wireless mouse, my smartphne or playin games.
    but still mcafee is good.
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  5. #15


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    I am using Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes pro, seems to be working just fine, no system resource issues and no speed issues and until they come along with an antivirus that will not crash or mess with the Windows 8.1 settings I am going to keep it that way.

    I made the mistake of installing Avast! which was SUPPOSED to be compatible with 8.1 as soon as I upgraded and it messed with the settings of the live tiles and would not let them update, needless to say I had to uninstall Avast! and do a system refresh, and all has been just honkey dorey since.
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  6. #16


    Georgia
    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Arslan View Post
    but still mcafee is good.
    WOW, you must be the one in a million that they speak about.

    Dude, do some research, McAfee is not good. I mean if you are comfortable using it then great, but I would do some reading and research on McAfee products.

    My ISP offers McAfee free to all it's customers and I will not use it.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 x64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by edee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Arslan View Post
    but still mcafee is good.

    Dude, do some research, McAfee is not good. I mean if you are comfortable using it then great, but I would do some reading and research on McAfee products.
    LOL..
    I know. I haven't say that the McAfee is The One. I read a lot about McAfee and AVG, but it is going good right now, else NOD Internet security is one of my favorite.
    As you people are saying Windows defender is much more compatible option.
    so I am on it, but confused about realtime scanning , usb flash drives scanning etc.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 112
    Windows 8 Pro x64


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    iRobot for Windows, love it!
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  9. #19


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 x64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick View Post
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    iRobot for Windows, love it!
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  10. #20


    BC Canada
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64


    Vipre 2014 runs just fine on an 8.1 clean install.
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