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Do you plan to use third-party antivirus and firewall?

View Poll Results: Do you plan to install third-party antivirus and firewall?

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  • Third party antivirus, Windows 8 firewall

    30 17.96%
  • Windows 8 antivirus, Third-party firewall

    5 2.99%
  • Third party antivirus and firewall

    44 26.35%
  • Windows 8 antivirus and firewall

    88 52.69%
  1. #91

    Quote Originally Posted by bhavv View Post
    I've paid for two years of Kapersky, but now I'm just going to use Windows Defender + Firewall.
    Good decision. No need to put your good hard-earned money for any of that crap. I've never used it. MS does just fine taking care of viruses I've encountered. Never crippled my rig yet.

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  2. #92

    Posts : 30
    Windows 8

    Actually there was a good reason - I found AVG to be too crap, and got 1 year of Kapersky for free, and after it ran out I paid for more. This was back when windows didn't have built in AV software, but now that it does I won't bother with third party stuff.
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  3. #93

    Yes. I stand corrected. I shouldn't have stated that I never used 3rd party. It hasn't been since MS came out with Security Essentials. 3 or 4 years prior to that I used AV that my DSL ISP company supplied for free. That was sweet but found the program to be a resource hog, especially on older machines. I'm sure they've gotten better, but I don't even wanna know.
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  4. #94

    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Since Security Essential is out I never paid for AV anymore, install it in hundreds of customers PCs too.
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  5. #95

    Thanks, area 66. As more or less a novice, I sincerely find it assuring the affirmation of Security Essentials coming from a Pro.
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  6. #96

    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Since Security Essential is out I never paid for AV anymore, install it in hundreds of customers PCs too.

    I'm also using it on all my PC's.
    And I feel safer knowing I'm not alone in this situation.
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  7. #97

    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64

    Just remember, on Windows 8 it's Defender , not Security Essential , ( basically the same )
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  8. #98

    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS

    Windows Defender has done its job, no issues here.
    Thank you Windows, finally implanting something to fight viruses.
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  9. #99

    Just came across something new and a potential issue - a right-click on a newly downloaded file, or on a USB drive, and I could choose a menu option to run Microsoft Internet Security and check the file/USB stick for viruses.

    Now - there's no right-click menu to allow Windows 8 Defender to check an individual file or drive. Anyone know whether this is an omission or have Microsoft made it so that it's not necessary, i.e. if I did try to run a file or open up a USB stick's files, and it happened to be infected, then Defender would kick in and prevent the file/drive running?
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  10. #100

    As long as Microsoft Security Essential/Windows Defender won't give me problems, i will stick to it. Or else i will use third-party AV.
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