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antivirus for windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Chennai
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro N 32 Bit OS

    antivirus for windows 8.1


    Which is best antivirus for windows 8.1 pro n 32 bit os................?

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    Native Defender is sufficient for home use. Runs at kernel level. If a business running servers it would not suffice.
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  3. #3


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    I agree with Hippsie . . . I'm a home user and have been running Windows 8/8.1 with the native Defender and nothing else for around a year. I'm pretty much all over the Internet without going to those known dangerous sites.

    Let me qualify by saying I don't download from sites I know nothing about; I don't download "free" software I should be paying for; I don't download "free" music I should be paying for; etc. That doesn't mean I won't hit one of those drive-by malware sites, but I believe Defender will take care of that for me. It has so far . . .
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    I like Avast !

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    Chennai
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro N 32 Bit OS


    I am using the default antivirus(Windows Defender)..........will this give my computer a full protection ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by harish89391 View Post
    I am using the default antivirus(Windows Defender)..........will this give my computer a full protection ?
    Sorry, no such thing exists, "Reasonably Protected" is most you can expect but best protection is You.
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    Chennai
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro N 32 Bit OS


    Thanks........CountMike
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Sorry, no such thing exists, "Reasonably Protected" is most you can expect but best protection is You.
    Agreed!
    Very few persons would dine in any scummy restaurant, anywhere in the world, by choice and expect to remain immune from any possible infection;
    so, treat the internet likewise and use common sense.
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  9. #9


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by harish89391 View Post
    I am using the default antivirus(Windows Defender)..........will this give my computer a full protection ?
    I hate to tell you this, Harish, but although Windows Defender (in my opinion) is as good as it gets, no AV is fail safe. However, having said that, I've been using Windows 8/8.1/Update with Defender for around a year now, and thus far, I haven't been bitten by malware.

    As long as you practice safe computing, Windows Defender will continue to do its job. Microsoft frequently adds definition updates and protection against new threats.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    windows 8.1 pro


    eset ss7 or nod32 AV, Working smooth for me .
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