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    Windows 7 x64

    Avast 2014


    Hey, I have windows 8 (not 8.1) Pro and I have been using avast 8 and I was wondering if it's safe to upgrade to avast 2014 or does it still have problems with windows 8. Thanks in advance.

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    Windows 7 x64


    And would say windows defender and zonealarm firewall be a solid combo?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ebiness View Post
    Hey, I have windows 8 (not 8.1) Pro and I have been using avast 8 and I was wondering if it's safe to upgrade to avast 2014 or does it still have problems with windows 8. Thanks in advance.
    I use aVast 2014, but with Windows 8.1 Pro X64.
    The problems with 8.1 have certainly been sorted (apart from a power management settings issue).
    As far as I know there should be no problems with aVast 2014 on Windows 8 but it may be prudent to check the aVast support forum.
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    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 x64


    I see, would windows defender and zonealarm firewall be a good combo?
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    Georgia
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by Ebiness View Post
    I see, would windows defender and zonealarm firewall be a good combo?
    Why would you want to use Zonealarm firewall when the Windows Firewall is more than competent?

    Honestly, I havent' used ANYTHING Zonealarm since Windows 98.

    Windows Defender should suffice for you, It is actually a combo of Microsoft Security Essentials, the old Windows defender malware detector and Windows Firewall re branded. By turning on Windows Defender in Windows 8 you are activating all 3. For an extra layer of protection I would add Malwarebytes

    I see no reason whatsoever for a third party firewall being added.
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Avast 2014
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