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Do you plan to use third-party antivirus and firewall?

Do you plan to install third-party antivirus and firewall?

  • Third party antivirus, Windows 8 firewall

    Votes: 30 18.0%
  • Windows 8 antivirus, Third-party firewall

    Votes: 5 3.0%
  • Third party antivirus and firewall

    Votes: 44 26.3%
  • Windows 8 antivirus and firewall

    Votes: 88 52.7%

  • Total voters
    167

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

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13,547
#81
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

Kevin Ismail

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#82
I guess those security matters might drive us a bit paranoid. :p
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
    Other Info
    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater
#83
I suggest for my PC to have Microsoft Windows Defender ( Default Anti-virus for every Microsoft OS ), not any other anti-viruses.

Yes, i would consider using the Windows Firewall, because for me, it works excellently, when maintained in mint ( Excellent ) condition.

It is true and false what Cly said.

The 'true' is that Avast! DOES indeed slows down a computer, but why does the computer slows down?

That's when the 'false' part comes

The 'false' is that Avast! updates each 1 hour or 30 minutes by default, you can change the settings. It silently scans the computer each week or a hour, depends on what you set. Default's a day.

Change the settings of the anti-virus for more speed.

I warn you not to use PC speeding tools, because once i installed one in my other Windows 7 computer, and it lagged ( slowed down ) a-lot...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    Acer
    Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    Intel Memory Disk
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT with Nvidia PhysX™
    Sound Card
    DirectX 11.0 ( Upgrade of Version 9.0 ), Dolby Digital Live
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V-Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    Intel® Core™2 Hard Drive

    Acer Expanded Hard Drive

    Kingston External Hard Disk ( 1 Terabyte )
    PSU
    ATX ( Modified heavily )
    Case
    ATX
    Cooling
    Acer Professional In-built cooler
    Keyboard
    Acer Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Zebronics USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS/Second
    Other Info
    It's a gaming PC, so it's heavily modified :D

Frank1

New Member
Power User
Ohio

Posts
473
#84
At this point I'm not sure about which Antivirus I will use. For the firewall I have been using the one that's built into Windows. Sometime ago I used ZoneAlarm, but later had problems with it. So I now use AVG which I had intended to use in Win 8. But since I see here that a lot of the members like Windows Defender, I may just use Windows firewall and Defender. What I like about AVG is that you can run a scan when you choose. Can that be done with Defender?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion g7-120us Notebook
    Memory
    8 GIG
#85
@Frank1, It's upto your choice what anti-virus do you want, but it must support Windows 8.

What I like about AVG is that you can run a scan when you choose. Can that be done with Defender?


Yes. There are 3 types of scan.

1) Quick Scan - It just scans the current running programs, that's all

2) Deep Scan - It scans the whole files in the computer ( Includes everything, all drives, programs, etc. )

3) Custom Scan - You choose in which drive to scan
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    Acer
    Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    Intel Memory Disk
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT with Nvidia PhysX™
    Sound Card
    DirectX 11.0 ( Upgrade of Version 9.0 ), Dolby Digital Live
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V-Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    Intel® Core™2 Hard Drive

    Acer Expanded Hard Drive

    Kingston External Hard Disk ( 1 Terabyte )
    PSU
    ATX ( Modified heavily )
    Case
    ATX
    Cooling
    Acer Professional In-built cooler
    Keyboard
    Acer Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Zebronics USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS/Second
    Other Info
    It's a gaming PC, so it's heavily modified :D

Kevin Ismail

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#86
I've been over few AVs like Avira, AVG, Norton, Avast, and some others. Currently I find Defender quite a fair choice. At least it leave me free from viruses since the WDP version.

To be honest, my experience convince me that leaving all viruses thing to AV works is a bit disastrous. Doing things with PC using precautions that make us stay clear from most virus trouble.

Just an analogy to people who get all kind of vaccines for having acquired immunity but at the same time not doing all healthy behavior required. ;)

Kevin
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
    Other Info
    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater

Mike Lonewolf

New Member
Power User
Posts
993
#87
Just curious -- as of the last 2 or so years, seems to me there hasn't been much on the getting a virus scene. I tend to see more spyware, Trojans, and drivebys.. I can't remember the last time my AV has flagged me that a virus was attempting to gain access to my computer(s), or any ill behavior by one. Anyone else here notice this as well?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 pro Retail

Kevin Ismail

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#88
We locally stil have a bunch of it. Almost every other day my workmates drop by my desk asking for help cleaning their flashdisk. Some nasty genius still spending their time creating viruses.

On the other hand, recent AVs are seemingly following the trend. They have extended capability to clean not only viruses I think.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built system
    CPU
    Core i5
    Motherboard
    Intel DH55PJ
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI 4650
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Flatron L1742S; LG Flatron 19"; Samsung TV 48"
    Screen Resolution
    1280:1024; 1366:768;1920:1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 256 GB
    Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
    WDC 1 TB
    PSU
    Power
    Case
    Simbadda
    Cooling
    Conventional
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.4 MBPS
    Other Info
    External HDD WDC 2 TB
    Dial Up Modem Huawei
    Home-made Home Theater
#89
Some nasty genius still spending their time creating viruses.
What you say, those 'nasty geniuses' create simple worms and trojans these days, that any AV can remove them.

They have extended capability to clean not only viruses I think.
What other viruses do you think of?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    Acer
    Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    Intel Memory Disk
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT with Nvidia PhysX™
    Sound Card
    DirectX 11.0 ( Upgrade of Version 9.0 ), Dolby Digital Live
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V-Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    Intel® Core™2 Hard Drive

    Acer Expanded Hard Drive

    Kingston External Hard Disk ( 1 Terabyte )
    PSU
    ATX ( Modified heavily )
    Case
    ATX
    Cooling
    Acer Professional In-built cooler
    Keyboard
    Acer Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Zebronics USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS/Second
    Other Info
    It's a gaming PC, so it's heavily modified :D

bhavv

Member
Member
Posts
30
#90
I've paid for two years of Kapersky, but now I'm just going to use Windows Defender + Firewall.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    Intel I7 980
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage III Extreme
    Memory
    12 Gb Geil Ultra Series
    Graphics Card(s)
    KFA2 Nvidia GTX 670
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi Titanium HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G24
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M4 128 Gb + 512 Gb SSDs
    2 x Samsung 2 Tb HDDs
    PSU
    Tagan BZ-1100
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    Phanteks ph-tc14pe
    Keyboard
    Microsoft sidewinder X4
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M8000X
    Internet Speed
    7.2 Mbps HSDPA

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
#91
I've paid for two years of Kapersky, but now I'm just going to use Windows Defender + Firewall.
Good decision. No need to put your good hard-earned money for any of that crap. I've never used it. MS does just fine taking care of viruses I've encountered. Never crippled my rig yet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

bhavv

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Member
Posts
30
#92
Actually there was a good reason - I found AVG to be too crap, and got 1 year of Kapersky for free, and after it ran out I paid for more. This was back when windows didn't have built in AV software, but now that it does I won't bother with third party stuff.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Self built
    CPU
    Intel I7 980
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage III Extreme
    Memory
    12 Gb Geil Ultra Series
    Graphics Card(s)
    KFA2 Nvidia GTX 670
    Sound Card
    Creative X-Fi Titanium HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G24
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M4 128 Gb + 512 Gb SSDs
    2 x Samsung 2 Tb HDDs
    PSU
    Tagan BZ-1100
    Case
    Antec P182
    Cooling
    Phanteks ph-tc14pe
    Keyboard
    Microsoft sidewinder X4
    Mouse
    Gigabyte M8000X
    Internet Speed
    7.2 Mbps HSDPA

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
#93
Yes. I stand corrected. I shouldn't have stated that I never used 3rd party. It hasn't been since MS came out with Security Essentials. 3 or 4 years prior to that I used AV that my DSL ISP company supplied for free. That was sweet but found the program to be a resource hog, especially on older machines. I'm sure they've gotten better, but I don't even wanna know. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1
Posts
1,308
#94
Since Security Essential is out I never paid for AV anymore, install it in hundreds of customers PCs too.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

HippsieGypsie

It's Gururrrrrr8!
Lilymoor, IL

Posts
13,547
#95
Thanks, area 66. As more or less a novice, I sincerely find it assuring the affirmation of Security Essentials coming from a Pro. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
    Sound Card
    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
    Thumb drives
    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
    Case
    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
    Cooling
    Dual case fans + CPU fan
    Keyboard
    Acer Windows PS/2
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft Arc
    Internet Speed
    54mbp/s
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Office Pro 2013 / Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1DP GDR1

Hopachi

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VIP Member
Pro User
Orbiting the Moon

Posts
2,975
#96
Since Security Essential is out I never paid for AV anymore, install it in hundreds of customers PCs too.
:thumb:

I'm also using it on all my PC's.
And I feel safer knowing I'm not alone in this situation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.
Posts
1,308
#97
Just remember, on Windows 8 it's Defender , not Security Essential , ( basically the same )
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

TheGrantFitz

Super Member
Member
United States

Posts
650
#98
Windows Defender has done its job, no issues here. :)
Thank you Windows, finally implanting something to fight viruses.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Apple
    Memory
    1 GB
    Screen Resolution
    2048x1536
    Other Info
    iPad Air

Scampo

Member
Member
Posts
10
#99
Just came across something new and a potential issue - a right-click on a newly downloaded file, or on a USB drive, and I could choose a menu option to run Microsoft Internet Security and check the file/USB stick for viruses.

Now - there's no right-click menu to allow Windows 8 Defender to check an individual file or drive. Anyone know whether this is an omission or have Microsoft made it so that it's not necessary, i.e. if I did try to run a file or open up a USB stick's files, and it happened to be infected, then Defender would kick in and prevent the file/drive running?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion G6

SIL3NTKOD3R

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Member
127.0.0.1

Posts
58
As long as Microsoft Security Essential/Windows Defender won't give me problems, i will stick to it. Or else i will use third-party AV.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro x64
    Memory
    4 GB
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Internet Speed
    5.2 MB/s

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