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Do you think Win8 gold will have AV preinstalled?

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  1. #1


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Do you think Win8 gold will have AV preinstalled?


    As it turns out, in Windows 8 the Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus program is merged into Windows Defender
    Seems to be two trains of thought:
    1. Microsoft is including a preinstalled antivirus program into Windows 8 so that end users are guarenteed to have AV installed and running on their computer.
    2. Microsoft wanted everyone to have a look without worrying about the need for an av, but in the final version there will be no preinstalled AV software.

    Which do you believe is true?

    EDIT: craaaaaaap I messed up the poll title.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
    As it turns out, in Windows 8 the Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus program is merged into Windows Defender
    Seems to be two trains of thought:
    1. Microsoft is including a preinstalled antivirus program into Windows 8 so that end users are guarenteed to have AV installed and running on their computer.
    2. Microsoft wanted everyone to have a look without worrying about the need for an av, but in the final version there will be no preinstalled AV software.

    Which do you believe is true?

    EDIT: craaaaaaap I messed up the poll title.
    Building Windows 8 - Protecting you from malware
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  3. #3


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Well that settles that.
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  4. #4


    New York State
    Posts : 28
    Win 7/Win 8 CP Dual Boot


    Of course. It's a very good AV/AM within what is fast becoming a very good OS
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  5. #5


    Why wouldn't it have Defender installed? It is easy to add a different AV, many of them free, if you want, and they automatically shut Defender off. When you get a new computer, you can start updating and adding software without worrying about a virus.
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  6. #6


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Vince, I do not trust free AV's that much.

    I will stick with Defender I think.

    jeff
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Vince, I do not trust free AV's that much.

    I will stick with Defender I think.

    jeff
    Jeff, I understand your thinking. But we switched to free AV five years ago and have never regretted it.
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  8. #8


    MSE doesn't detect rootkits..i use avast free
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  9. #9


    Posts : 30
    Windows 8 RP x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
    MSE doesn't detect rootkits..i use avast free
    Please don't spread FUD;
    AV for win 8
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by ilovewindows8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
    MSE doesn't detect rootkits..i use avast free
    Please don't spread FUD;
    AV for win 8
    I stand corrected
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