Which Antivirus Programs OFFICIALLY Support 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by littledebbie, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. littledebbie

    littledebbie MDL Member

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    My favorite antivirus Kaspersky will not install on the 8.1 RTM which was a real downer for me. Does anyone know of which antivirus programs officially support Windows 8.1? Preferably a press statement on the company website which says so would be great.

    Thanks for all your input!!
     
  2. greyaburton

    greyaburton MDL Addicted

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    theres another thread about it here if that helps http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...uites-are-compatible-with-Windows-8-1-Pro-RTM
     
  3. phazedelta1

    phazedelta1 MDL Junior Member

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    Common sense is the best antivirus and is compatible with all operating systems. :biggrin:
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The latest version of Bitdefender now supports Windows 8.1
     
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  5. littledebbie

    littledebbie MDL Member

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    Do you know if that's only the free edition or is it the other editions too?
     
  6. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    What's wrong with Windows Defender?
     
  7. derausgewanderte

    derausgewanderte MDL Senior Member

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    nothing, using it her as well. Let my NIS expire. I still have it on my kids PCs that need an extra extra level of security though.
     
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  8. tonydoan

    tonydoan MDL Novice

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    #8 tonydoan, Sep 2, 2013
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    Bitdefender internet security(bitdefender_is_17) work fine.

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  9. ian82

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  10. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    I guess I don't understand how ANYTHING can officially support Win8.1 since it is not OFFICIALLY released yet, there is more to come from MS than these iso's.
     
  11. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    The problem with lists like that is that companies pay to get on them.
     
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  12. mohamedkamel

    mohamedkamel MDL Addicted

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    OMG! That makes me feel really annoyed if this is 100% true.
     
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  13. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    orealy? lol

    pay to play (click to win, whatever you like call it) has been around for a long time, murphy is dead on with this and that list.
     
  14. kinomy

    kinomy MDL Novice

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    Bitdefender Antivirus Free adds Windows 8.1 support
    Avast! Free Antivirus Update Brings Better Windows 8.1 Support
    Symantec: beta versions of Norton antivirus available for Windows 8.1
     
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  15. hypermaxxx

    hypermaxxx MDL Member

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    by the way symantec norton security and symantec endpoint security are quite different
     
  16. sadsac

    sadsac MDL Junior Member

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    How about a stand-alone (not bundled with virus/malware modules) third-party application-based firewall for windows 8/8.1?

    The feature I want out of a firewall is being notified when applications do net activity (phone home) for really no reason, or worse, to report use data like kmplayer, smplayer, and other apps do. I don't want virus or malware functions, just application-based outbound notifications. Sygate did this great on XP, PC Tools Firewall did this great on Win7, but sadly symantec bought both of those and closed them down.

    I've been using Tiny Firewall on Win8, but it is not ideal.
     
  17. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #17 pisthai, Sep 2, 2013
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    You're right to some extend!

    But, the AV developers (if they want!) getting vital infos from MS, upfront of new releases, for to be able to produce working apps!

    Same happen to the Hardware Developers for to produce drivers!
     
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  18. DarkStarXxX

    DarkStarXxX MDL Member

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    Emsisoft IS 8.1 works great under Win 8.1 and it's one of the Best AV's
     
  19. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Best solution for an such Firewall is to use either an real Hardware Firewall like Netscreen etc, or use an Software firewall running on it's own Computer and system and handle's the complete traffic for the whole network like Smoothwall Express. In both cases, that would also free up quite a bit of resources which are normally used by the firewall running within the workstation on that's OS!
     
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  20. mdl870152

    mdl870152 MDL Novice

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    #20 mdl870152, Sep 2, 2013
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    ESET 4,5,6,7 works fine
    avast! 8.0.1497