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Compatible Anti-Virus?

Collin2012

Member
As far as I know there isn't adequate Anti-Virus programs for Windows 8 / 8.1 yet. Everything I use seems to BSOD my Windows. So now I am down to Peer Block, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Is this enough for me? What do you guys recommend?

Comodo seemed to make my PC BSOD too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

oboedad55

Member
Member
Lots of people here, including me, use Defender along with MalwareBytes. I use MalwareBytes to run a scan on occasion, like once a week. I've had no problems.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Pentium E5700 @ 3.00GHz Wolfdale 45nm Technology
    Motherboard
    ASRock G31M-S. (CPUSocket
    Memory
    4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    1024MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 (EVGA)
    Sound Card
    RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2007 FP 22" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0

    Western Digital WDC WD1001FALS-00Y6A0
    PSU
    cheap generic
    Case
    cheap
    Keyboard
    Kensington Multimedia
    Mouse
    cheap Logitech
    Internet Speed
    slow
    Browser
    Waterfox (64-bit Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Defender

my2cents

Veni, Vidi, Vici
VIP Member
Guru
FYI, I am running Avast 2014 on 8.1 (for two weeks now) and I haven't had any issues to date. More info here:


http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=136785.0


Update: I was actually running the RC3 version until it went GA on 10/15. Worked great throughout all stages.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

Collin2012

Member
So am I okay with what I have?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz Eight Core
    Motherboard
    BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Memory
    16GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    R9 280X 3GB Dual X OC Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S20B350
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1 Terabyte
    PSU
    Coolermaster 700W
    Case
    ThermalTake Chaser MK-1
    Cooling
    Fan (x2) 200MM Color Shift Fan, (x1) 140MM
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Blu-Ray Player, Hot-Swap Dock, E-Sata

my2cents

Veni, Vidi, Vici
VIP Member
Guru
So am I okay with what I have?

I guess it is safe to say that you are OK until you are not OK and the same goes for me too! You'll just have to run with that combination and see if it works or try someone else's recommendation based on their experience. However, what works for one, may not work for all, because one's surfing and downloading habits play a big part in the overall protection scheme. Good luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

Ron AKA

New Member
Member
As far as I know there isn't adequate Anti-Virus programs for Windows 8 / 8.1 yet. Everything I use seems to BSOD my Windows. So now I am down to Peer Block, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Is this enough for me? What do you guys recommend?

I got tired of having issues with third party AV software vendors, and only use Windows Defender and Windows Firewall. Seems to work fine and no conflicts.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD FX-8350
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0
    Memory
    16 GB Viper 3 DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS Radeon HD 7770
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA248Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    128 GB 840 Pro Samsung SSD
    2 x 1TB Seagate Barracuda (Storage Space - Simple)
    PSU
    Antec 550
    Case
    Antec Sonata II
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster TPC 812
    Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire XT Brn - wired PS/2
    Mouse
    Roccat Lua - wired USB
    Internet Speed
    15
    Browser
    IE10
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

msrdude

New Member
I am also running avast 2014 on 8.1, the only problem i come up with is that the store apps that you install does not work. You uninstall it then install it back and it gives you an error. All the apps installed on windows 8 works, but anything you installed on windows 8.1 wont work with avast turned on.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

azasadny

Moved to ten*****s.com
VIP Member
Guru
Stick with Windows Defender (native Win8 AV) and run MalWareBytes Pro and CCleaner. Don't add on other stuff, it's not necessary...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

robinb9

I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
VIP Member
Pro User
I agree, WD is made for windows 8 and i complement it with malwarebytes pro and ccleaner
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 390, 380, 3 Vostro Laptops (7 computers in all)
    CPU
    desktop/laptop
    Memory
    4gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    atm randioum
    Hard Drives
    350,250

jamesedwards399

New Member
Collin, I recommend you to choose antivirus according to your system needs. If you think Windows Defender is best suitable for your system and it will adjust with windows 8.1, then you must go for it. Else, try out some other popular antivirus like Immunet 3.0, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Avast, Comodo etc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window

dakeb

Member
Member
I have been running AVG FREE for years and never had virus problems.

Occasionally run SpybotSD
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio
    Memory
    4Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Onboard
    Antivirus
    AVG

realray

Member
Member
For 8.1 is released not for so long, anti-virus programs need to be updated to support 8.1. IMO, windows defender and firewall is okay.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7

Arslan

New Member
i have McAfee Security center , comes with win 8 orig.
iv updated to 8.1, i get unusual (intelppm.sys) BSOD.
like conecting usb wireless mouse, my smartphne or playin games.
but still mcafee is good.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64-Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15z 5523
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3517u
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0JRYH9
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dedicated Nvidia GeForce 630M 2Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 786
    Hard Drives
    WD 500Gb
    Samsung SSD 32Gb
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    500kb/s
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Just Roll Back to Fresh New Clean Windows 8.

edee

Banned
I am using Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes pro, seems to be working just fine, no system resource issues and no speed issues and until they come along with an antivirus that will not crash or mess with the Windows 8.1 settings I am going to keep it that way.

I made the mistake of installing Avast! which was SUPPOSED to be compatible with 8.1 as soon as I upgraded and it messed with the settings of the live tiles and would not let them update, needless to say I had to uninstall Avast! and do a system refresh, and all has been just honkey dorey since.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GE Force 5200
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2009M x's 2
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900 x's 2
    Hard Drives
    One internal Western Digital HD 650 GB
    Three external Western Digital HD's - 1 TB each

edee

Banned
but still mcafee is good.

WOW, you must be the one in a million that they speak about. :huh:

Dude, do some research, McAfee is not good. I mean if you are comfortable using it then great, but I would do some reading and research on McAfee products.

My ISP offers McAfee free to all it's customers and I will not use it. :sick:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    Memory
    8 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GE Force 5200
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 2009M x's 2
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900 x's 2
    Hard Drives
    One internal Western Digital HD 650 GB
    Three external Western Digital HD's - 1 TB each

Arslan

New Member
but still mcafee is good.


Dude, do some research, McAfee is not good. I mean if you are comfortable using it then great, but I would do some reading and research on McAfee products.

LOL..
I know. I haven't say that the McAfee is The One. I read a lot about McAfee and AVG, but it is going good right now, else NOD Internet security is one of my favorite.
As you people are saying Windows defender is much more compatible option.
so I am on it, but confused about realtime scanning , usb flash drives scanning etc.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64-Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15z 5523
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3517u
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0JRYH9
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dedicated Nvidia GeForce 630M 2Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 786
    Hard Drives
    WD 500Gb
    Samsung SSD 32Gb
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    500kb/s
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Just Roll Back to Fresh New Clean Windows 8.

m4v3r1ck

New Member
Member
ScreenCap 2013-11-06 om 11.11.53.jpg
iRobot for Windows, love it! :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Apple Mac Pro 5.1 (2012)
    CPU
    DODECA @ 2.66 GHz
    Motherboard
    MP 5.1
    Memory
    24 GB @ 1333 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX-670-4GB-FTW-PC & ATI XT 2600 HD Mac
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO's 500GB @ Apricorn Velocity DUO x2 PCIe
    Case
    The most beautiful IMHO
    Keyboard
    Wired
    Mouse
    Mighty Mouse
    Antivirus
    ESET Internet Security Pro

Arslan

New Member

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64-Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15z 5523
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3517u
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0JRYH9
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Dedicated Nvidia GeForce 630M 2Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 786
    Hard Drives
    WD 500Gb
    Samsung SSD 32Gb
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    500kb/s
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Just Roll Back to Fresh New Clean Windows 8.

Lensman

New Member
Vipre 2014 runs just fine on an 8.1 clean install.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    APF19
    CPU
    i5-760
    Motherboard
    Intel Extreme DP55KG
    Memory
    16 GB of G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte HD4670
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" LG
    Cooling
    Stock cooler
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Vipre 2014
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