Antivirus for W8CD?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Cag, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Cag

    Cag MDL Junior Member

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    #1 Cag, Mar 3, 2012
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    Well, what antivirus for W8 Consumer Preview?
     
  2. MaddestMax

    MaddestMax MDL Novice

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    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! :biggrin:
     
  3. andrei_sig

    andrei_sig MDL Novice

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    and Eset Smart Security 5 works ok
     
  4. Cleric

    Cleric MDL Member

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    really? without conflicts or slowdown??
     
  5. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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    i use MSE 4.0 beta ;) but you have to "modify" the installer to install it ;)
     
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  6. DarkNovaGamer

    DarkNovaGamer MDL Novice

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    You realize the Windows Consumer Preview includes antivirus by default right? Its essentially Microsoft Security Essentials re-branded as Windows Defender.
     
  7. fardeen

    fardeen MDL Member

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    avast 7 works perfectly
     
  8. Cleric

    Cleric MDL Member

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    yes it is.
     
  9. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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    yes but when you look.. its MSE 2.1 not 4.0 ;) so mine is newer ;)
     
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  10. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    ESS 5..095.0 64 bits firewall does NOT work
     
  11. mugurelu

    mugurelu MDL Novice

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    I tried norton is 2012 and gdata 2012 and both gave me a raspppoe.sys bsod or 651 error.
     
  12. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    Avira 2012 doesn't work
     
  13. Cleric

    Cleric MDL Member

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    thx dude, i'll try it and hope works.
     
  14. nanosani

    nanosani MDL Novice

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    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:
    technize.net/antivirus-and-internet-security-suites-for-windows-8/
     
  15. SiRaDuDe

    SiRaDuDe MDL Novice

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    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.
     
  16. johnnygt

    johnnygt MDL Senior Member

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    mmmh i installed MSE straight from download site with no problem
     
  17. goritsaman

    goritsaman MDL Novice

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    me too, MSE works fine
     
  18. johnnygt

    johnnygt MDL Senior Member

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    #19 johnnygt, Mar 6, 2012
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    is free to use ?

    edit: active for 90 days
     
  19. nanosani

    nanosani MDL Novice

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    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?