Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Cag, Mar 3, 2012.
Well, what antivirus for W8 Consumer Preview?
It's hard to tell, but it has MSE built in. But if you're like me, you'll want something else. So far, I know of two options: Webroot and avast! I chose avast! since I've had good experiences with it. I'm sure there are more options, but I haven't bothered going further. I can't wait until Kaspersky gets compatible though!
and Eset Smart Security 5 works ok
really? without conflicts or slowdown??
i use MSE 4.0 beta but you have to "modify" the installer to install it
You realize the Windows Consumer Preview includes antivirus by default right? Its essentially Microsoft Security Essentials re-branded as Windows Defender.
avast 7 works perfectly
yes it is.
yes but when you look.. its MSE 2.1 not 4.0 so mine is newer
ESS 5..095.0 64 bits firewall does NOT work
I tried norton is 2012 and gdata 2012 and both gave me a raspppoe.sys bsod or 651 error.
Avira 2012 doesn't work
thx dude, i'll try it and hope works.
Windows 8 CP comes with its own antivirus, Windows Defender. You cannot install MSE because the functionality of MSE is already included in Windows Defender. If you are looking for antivirus for Windows 8 recommended my Microsoft, go here:
Avast 7, states on their web:
[h=3]Windows 8 Beta compatible[/h]avast! 7 runs great on Windows 8 and even has some cool new Windows 8 specific features, such as the Early-Load Antimalware Driver (ELAM), which snaps into the Windows 8 Secure Boot process to provide additional protection against system-level rootkits and bootkits.
mmmh i installed MSE straight from download site with no problem
me too, MSE works fine
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is free to use ?
edit: active for 90 days
That's interesting. I read that it is not compatible with Windows 8. Do MSE and Windows Defender work together at the same time? or Windows Defender gets disabled when MSE is running?