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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. #141


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    I voted for Windows 8 firewall and AV and now I find this Microsoft Fails AV-Test Certification , is this legit or is this BS ?
    I would take it lightly or not take it at all. That German AV testing company I've never even heard of until lately, and most of what I've seen about them is less than respectable.

    To put it in other words, they are trash.

    Not to mention that is for Windows 7 and prior, Windows 8 has a more enhanced version of MSE built right into the OS along with the new kernel which a lot of Windows hackers are calling "hard" to break.

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  2. #142


    Quote Originally Posted by LovingWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    I voted for Windows 8 firewall and AV and now I find this Microsoft Fails AV-Test Certification , is this legit or is this BS ?
    I would take it lightly or not take it at all. That German AV testing company I've never even heard of until lately, and most of what I've seen about them is less than respectable.

    To put it in other words, they are trash.

    Not to mention that is for Windows 7 and prior, Windows 8 has a more enhanced version of MSE built right into the OS along with the new kernel which a lot of Windows hackers are calling "hard" to break.
    Agree! :thumbup:

    New kernel. More security in that Defender is working in that level. More UAC layers, also. I'm not all that savvy. I listen to the Pros on the forum.

    I think one needs to consider which site is posting the article. I also read the comments after the articles. I believe if one takes the "consciousness of the whole" there, one gets the truth of the article. It seems to me that one was false.

    And lol! There was an advertisement for a AV following the article. That surely says something as well.
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  3. #143


    Posts : 49
    win 7, 8.1, Ubuntu


    I would take it lightly or not take it at all. That German AV testing company I've never even heard of until lately, and most of what I've seen about them is less than respectable.

    To put it in other words, they are trash.
    Yikes! No mincing words with you. Anyway I'm not a big fan of any AV or security programs. They hurt system performance, they're expensive, and in my past experience they've caused me more grief than the malware they were supposed to be protecting me from. And to top it off the one time I actually got malware on my computer (which I foolishly let in) I was watching the virus run and not only could the AV not stop it or remove it, it couldn't even detect it! So I figure all in all I'll stick with Defender & MS firewall, I figure MS should know how to defend their stuff better than any third party, at least they should be better motivated.
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  4. #144


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    I configure and use the firewall in my router. Using Windows Defender for anti-virus and anti-malware.
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  5. #145



    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
    NJ
    Posts : 1,116
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    I use kingsoft free antivirus 2012 and windows 8 firewall. One my desktop and WD and win8 firewall on my laptop
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  6. #146


    I test AV at a large Fortune 10 company and we use Symantec Endpoint Protection at work and almost all of us use Microsoft Security Essentials on Win7 and the built-in Windows Defender on Windows 8. I also use MalWareBytes at home. I cannot recommend any other products based upon our testing, that's really all I can say... Hope this helps!
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  7. #147


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro - 32 bit & Linux Mint 17.1 KDE


    I am using Eset smart security 6. I tried Kaspersky Internet security 2013 but it was messing with my apps so I went back to Eset.
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  8. #148


    Here is a pretty good (and current) review of consumer AV products by PCMag...

    The Best Antivirus for 2013 | PCMag.com
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  9. #149


    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 178
    Windows 10 Tech Preview 10041 x64


    I was going to go third party AV, but all the free ones I've tried so far seem to cause a LBSOD. So, Win8 AV and firewall for me.
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  10. #150


    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    I used to install and use third-party AV and Firewall programs, but since Windows 8 I didn't see the need to do so. Windows Defender and Firewall do what they're supposed to. I mean, it's so much less hassle to find the "best" program when you already have something that is built-in with the OS, updates constantly and works in the background without having me to look at it (unless something happens). I used different third-party programs and was bombarded by their ads to pay and upgrade to "Internet Security". With Defender I Don't have to deal with that, the interface is nice and clean.
    Last edited by Skulblaka; 25 Jan 2013 at 22:27.
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