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What free security software for 8.1

Gordon33

New Member
Hello All

The free trial of McFee security package that came with my HP lap top ended.

Please recomend a replacement security for my laptop with Windows 8.1, or a sight that offers sugestions.

Lastly is their a way to stop the pop up McFee adds ?


Gordon33
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP r031ds
    CPU
    Intell(R) CPU N2920 1.86 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intell Preamim processer N and J searies
    Memory
    Realtec PCIE Card Reader
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (R) HD graphics
    Browser
    Fire fox
    Antivirus
    McAfee

torre

New Member
Power User
Check these tutorials for AV. No definite answer, user's choice.


http://www.eightforums.com/gtsearch...siteurl=http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/

Make sure you completely remove McAfee. Try the McAfee Removal Tool or this uninstaller posted by borg. Others may have other suggestions to completely remove.

How to uninstall or re-install supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool

Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

The McAfee ads should stop if it is completely removed. Run AdW Cleaner to check for adware.

https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba
    CPU
    Intel i3, 2348
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD3000

Gordon33

New Member
Hello Torre
I

Thank you for the reply. I will work on removing McAffe soon.

gordon33
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP r031ds
    CPU
    Intell(R) CPU N2920 1.86 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intell Preamim processer N and J searies
    Memory
    Realtec PCIE Card Reader
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (R) HD graphics
    Browser
    Fire fox
    Antivirus
    McAfee

Gordon33

New Member
Hello Torre

The links were easy to find and use. Things look better already. No more pop ups from Mc Afee.

Gordon33
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP r031ds
    CPU
    Intell(R) CPU N2920 1.86 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intell Preamim processer N and J searies
    Memory
    Realtec PCIE Card Reader
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (R) HD graphics
    Browser
    Fire fox
    Antivirus
    McAfee

Gordon33

New Member
Hello All

What free security protection can I use to protect Windows 8.1.

Gordon33
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP r031ds
    CPU
    Intell(R) CPU N2920 1.86 GHz
    Motherboard
    Intell Preamim processer N and J searies
    Memory
    Realtec PCIE Card Reader
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (R) HD graphics
    Browser
    Fire fox
    Antivirus
    McAfee

Nuccii

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VIP Member
Guru

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

Cliff S

Missing my GIF avatars:(
Pro User
Hello All

What free security protection can I use to protect Windows 8.1.

Gordon33

The built in Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Free as on-demand. Plus for once a month Microsoft updates the MRT(Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool) in search type MRT and pin it to start screen, it can be used when Defender finds something but can't remove it itself,. Those three things have been enough for me for years and when used with IE11 Smart Screen, Activex filtering, get tracking protection(Stop Google Tracking, Privacy Choice) You'll have a pretty solid malware protection.

One thing really speaks for Windows Defender is, a lot of the problems with the patch Tuesday updates go back to compatibility problems with 3rd party AV's.

This is just my opinion and what I use. I have tried others and really liked TrenMicro too, but they don't have a free version and Windows Defender/ on Win7 Microsoft Security Essentials has always Warned/Protected me.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Update Pro in Hyper-V/Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Cliff's Black & Blue Wonder
    CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
    Memory
    32 GB Quad Kit, G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series schwarz, DDR4-3866, 18-19-19-39-2T
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix O24G, 24576 MB GDDR6X
    Sound Card
    (1) HD Webcam C270 (2) NVIDIA High Definition Audio (3) Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ BL2711U(4K) and a hp 27vx(1080p)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD
    E: & O: Libraries & OneDrive-> Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
    D: Hyper-V VM's -> Samsung PM951 Client M.2 512Gb SSD
    G: System Images -> HDD Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    PSU
    Corsair HX1000i High Performance ATX Power Supply 80+ Platinum
    Case
    hanteks Enthoo Pro TG
    Cooling
    Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB TT Premium-Edition 360mm and 3 Corsair blue LED fans
    Keyboard
    Trust GTX THURA
    Mouse
    Trust GTX 148
    Internet Speed
    25+/5+ (+usually faster)
    Browser
    Edge; Chrome; IE11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender of course & Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit as a
    Other Info
    Router: FRITZ!Box 7490
    Sound system: SHARP HT-SBW460 Dolby Atmos Soundbar
    Webcam: Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM 4K webcam with HDR

Rocky

New Member
Member
What if I have Norton Internet Security on my desktop 8.1 system? Do I still need another anti-virus software, or should I get rid of Norton altogether?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Haswell i5 4690
    Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
    Memory
    2 x 8gb HyperX, by Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    None yet
    Sound Card
    Outboard USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24D360
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

DolphinOps

New Member
Comodo Dragon works great
use Malwarebytes if you think u have a virus
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 ultimate and windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    intel core i5 760 OCed to 3.2ghz
    Motherboard
    Biostar T5 XE
    Memory
    4gbs of crucial ballistix sport
    Graphics Card(s)
    Diamond Multimedia Amd radeon hd 7750 1gb gddr5
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    2x200gb hdd
    Cooling
    jerry rigged Arctic Cooling freezer 7
    Internet Speed
    Pitifully slow 3mbs/s
    Browser
    Chrome master race
    Antivirus
    Comodo dragon

Nuccii

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Guru

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

Rocky

New Member
Member

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Haswell i5 4690
    Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
    Memory
    2 x 8gb HyperX, by Kingston
    Graphics Card(s)
    None yet
    Sound Card
    Outboard USB DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S24D360
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

majulook

Member
Member
Check with your ISP most of them provide a AV solution at no cost.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 and Linux (MINT)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Win 8 & Toshiba Linux
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster
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