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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. #61


    I'll try Microsoft Security Essentials and no firewall... This has served me well on my 10 PC's so far...

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  2. #62


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I'll try Microsoft Security Essentials and no firewall... This has served me well on my 10 PC's so far...
    Brave man!
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  3. #63


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I've been running Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for about a month, so far so good!
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  4. #64


    Oops, I didn't realize that Win8 comes with Defender that really doesn't require additional AV apps (as far as I can tell). I'll test the Defender against some malware this weekend (it's what I do for a living), then see if Defender can really keep the PC secure...
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  5. #65


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Oops, I didn't realize that Win8 comes with Defender that really doesn't require additional AV apps (as far as I can tell). I'll test the Defender against some malware this weekend (it's what I do for a living), then see if Defender can really keep the PC secure...
    Test it. Want to bet me it WILL not give you fully secure computer(s)? At VERY best it will give you watered down protection. YOU would be better off with retail protection, examples would be BullGuard, Nortons, AVG Security Suite (Note this is not the free version).
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  6. #66


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I've been running Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 for about a month, so far so good!
    +1.. I plan on using that as well. I've used it before and had great success. I'm using Avast right now but when I go to the RTM I'll get a copy of Kaspersky.
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  7. #67


    I'll get the latest, greatest Symantec product because of the enterprise license we have at work, so I'll test Symantec's products (and McAfee's) as soon as they are given to me. Right now at home, I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it's served us well for over 2 years. No malware has gotten through...yet...
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  8. #68


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Were you aware that being RIGHT here you are chancing an infection? Believe it of not, even what you might think is a chatter/poster can very well be collecting information about your computer(s). Once even a IP Address is gathered, the person(s) can very well break into your network, and *I* know you believe you have the most sophisticated password ever created on the planet Earth. Guess WHAT. THERE is either a way to break into that PC, or one will be created in the very near future. *Quote* Bill Gates: The is no such a thing as total security. */Quote* Now if Mr. Gates tells us this, then it reasons to go more total on your security, and look for more protection. Good example: A smart man will not only wear a condom for sex, but pull it out just the second before release.
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  9. #69


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


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I'll get the latest, greatest Symantec product because of the enterprise license we have at work, so I'll test Symantec's products (and McAfee's) as soon as they are given to me. Right now at home, I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it's served us well for over 2 years. No malware has gotten through...yet...
    Be aware that Symantec has released the 2013 version of its products and they are very buggy and a lot of complaints on their forum. I am sticking with NIS 2012 for now and it runs great on Windows 8 RTM. Will wait a few months until Symantec gets its problems solved with the 2013 release.

    Jim
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  10. #70


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Jim? I'm one of the beta testers for the latest release of Nortons 360, and the product is rock solid. I'm assuming you are talking about another Norton/Symantec product that had beta testers that didn't do crap, so they later on under what those beta testers told them released a not ready for prime time solution. BUT you have my word on it that you are totally protected using Norton 360. Of course that means you also cannot go looking to get yourself infect. So Jim stay away from www.start-trek.com/super_hot_alien_chicks
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