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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. #41


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Jim, Just go download the beta of Bull Guard, it is in current beta testing now. Working quite well too.
    NEVER wait for a security product, THEY should have them READY before WE need them!

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  2. #42


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    I have NIS 2012 that I can use on my dual boot but just using my Windows 8 RP to test NIS 2013 Beta. In a few weeks when I get Windows 8 RTM from TechNet I will probably install NIS 2012. I have two extra copies that I got for free through rebates so I am set for 2.5 more years.

    Jim
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  3. #43


    Posts : 1
    win7 pro sp1


    i'm using nis12 and total satisfied about it
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  4. #44


    Didn't see this poll option:

    Third party antivirus, NO firewall (let the router handle that).
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  5. #45


    Ohio
    Posts : 473
    Windows 8 Pro


    I use the free AVG 2012 and it seems to work fine with no problems. I rely Windows' built-in firewall.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    Why do people keep saying MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is good and we should stick with it ? 99% of the viruses we get comes from being online. With that said MSE is completely garbage. It only "protects" after you are infected. Lets face it people now days half of the viruses/trojans/malware come from simply browsing webpages you do not have to download something to become infected. With that said why do you say MSE is good ? It does not scan the webpages (you get no warning to stop and go back) you go to therefore if you browse a rogue page you are got. This I know for a fact MSE does not check webpages. Do yourself a favor people and disable Windows Defender and seek a 3rd party protection. I highly recommend Panda Cloud Antivirus and Trend Micro Titanium. Those two are fantastic and a couple more to try is BullGuard Internet Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus. Those two are not as good as the first two I mentioned but work really well.
    Last edited by MISFIT; 21 Aug 2012 at 06:19. Reason: spelling error
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  7. #47


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7


    I just confirmed this. Just installed it on my desktop it is legit click this link and you will get 6 free months of Panda Cloud Pro. All you got to do is simply "Like" their facebook page and click download.
    Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro Edition 6 Months Serial Number Free Download
    The link above is for the 6 month free Panda Cloud Pro.
    It is one of the few 3rd Party Antivirus programs that is compatible with Windows 8.
    The link below is a list from Microsoft that shows all Antivirus Programs and if they are Windows 8 compatible.
    Windows 8 Compatibility for Security: Antivirus: Drivers, Updates, Downloads

    as I said I tested this no adds not a scam all you got to do is like their facebook page and you get 6 months of Panda Cloud Pro free a $20 value.
    i would hope this is not against the rules seeing it is 100% legit and all members can benefit from this.
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  8. #48


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by MISFIT View Post
    Why do people keep saying MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) is good and we should stick with it ? 99% of the viruses we get comes from being online. With that said MSE is completely garbage. It only "protects" after you are infected. Lets face it people now days half of the viruses/trojans/malware come from simply browsing webpages you do not have to download something to become infected. With that said why do you say MSE is good ? It does not scan the webpages (you get no warning to stop and go back) you go to therefore if you browse a rogue page you are got. This I know for a fact MSE does not check webpages. Do yourself a favor people and disable Windows Defender and seek a 3rd party protection. I highly recommend Panda Cloud Antivirus and Trend Micro Titanium. Those two are fantastic and a couple more to try is BullGuard Internet Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus. Those two are not as good as the first two I mentioned but work really well.
    Disable Windows Defender and install MSE, it is heaps good and it is free (on Windows 7). Keep Windows Defender on Windows 8 because it is just like MSE on Windows 7.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Why bitmodule? Get the real deal! I have Norton 360v6 running nicely, on another I have Bull Guard Security Suite running, and YET on another one I have Avira security 2013 running. Best of all cost nothing for any of them. Ahhh!! The JOYS of being a Beta Tester.
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  10. #50


    Earth
    Posts : 106
    Windows 7 Home Premuim x64 & Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64


    I'm stickin' with MalwareBytes and Windows 8 firewall.
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