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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. #51


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by eXcite View Post
    I'm stickin' with MalwareBytes and Windows 8 firewall.
    DON'T go blaming me eXcite if the firewall lets the bad guys in!!! Microsoft makes it VERY clear in their EUL
    that they wouldn't take any liability if something happens to your PC while running Windows, or their associated applications.
    That whole Use it at your own RISK statement covers them.


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  2. #52


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    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.
    Norton is one of the worse, it slows down your PC. I not everyone can be a beta tester.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Norton 360 v6 DOES NOT slow down your PC! And each of those site accept new beta tester canidates.
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  4. #54


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Norton 360 v6 DOES NOT slow down your PC! And each of those site accept new beta tester canidates.
    I doesn't, Mike?

    Been years not being in touch with Norton product. I rely on MSE, not because of it's superiority, but I just leave it in place and self-updating timely. Personally, I believe all AV in the market have their own hole. I just thought the way I handle my PC's is the main key why I almost never have virus problem for the last 3 years.

    Believe it or not.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    KewL Kevin, last time I had one was back in 1998. LoL
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  6. #56


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Using Webroot Secury Anywhere.
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  7. #57


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Norton 360 v6 DOES NOT slow down your PC! And each of those site accept new beta tester canidates.
    I have had Norton products before and they use to make my PC really slow with nothing else running at the time.
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  8. #58


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by bitmodule View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Norton 360 v6 DOES NOT slow down your PC! And each of those site accept new beta tester canidates.
    I have had Norton products before and they use to make my PC really slow with nothing else running at the time.
    In the past with Norton I would agree with that. BUT Norton pulled a total 360, and is a speedy lil demon.
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  9. #59


    Sydney, AU
    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bitmodule View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Norton 360 v6 DOES NOT slow down your PC! And each of those site accept new beta tester canidates.
    I have had Norton products before and they use to make my PC really slow with nothing else running at the time.
    In the past with Norton I would agree with that. BUT Norton pulled a total 360, and is a speedy lil demon.
    Good to hear they fixed their act up
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  10. #60


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    If you really want to know. Go to AV Comparatives. MSE is not too shabby an AV to be running.
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