Windows 8/Server Antivirus Choices and Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ODY123, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    What is the best performance antivirus software to use for Windows 8 build 7850?

    Anyone wants to share their experience?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. K a M a L

    K a M a L MDL Novice

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    it is early to ask such a question
    7850 is the same as windows 7
    for me , I use avira free
     
  3. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    Thanks, but is not the same as Windows 7, I use Avast! for windows 7,
    but couldn't install on 7850, it crashed when I tried to install Avast!...
     
  4. justsomeboy

    justsomeboy MDL Novice

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    ESET Smart Security / AntiVirus - works wonders! Super quick. Does detect a Rustock trojan on startup every time on 7850 though, but other than that smooth as!
     
  5. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

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    mse for me....
     
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  6. thongtech

    thongtech MDL Novice

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    Microsoft Security Essentials Work Fine
     
  7. _spinner_

    _spinner_ MDL Addicted

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    till now MSE in my opinion is the lighter ad not invasive antivirus working as properly as the others....

    moreover is free :dribble:

    Thanks MS for that......
     
  8. Misaki2010

    Misaki2010 MDL Addicted

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    Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 works great :D
     
  9. mesho1

    mesho1 MDL Novice

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    Avira Antivir Personal works very well - like in Windows XP.
     
  10. Zukariji

    Zukariji MDL Member

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    I don't get why you'd use anything other than MSE, to be honest.
    A while back there was OneCare and Windows Defender which were absolutely... well, you know. But MSE is actually good - isn't intrusive, light on resources, and active against most viruses.
     
  11. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    After testing with both MSE and Avira Antivir Personal, I am convinced that Avira Antivir Personal is the better one, better protection, and it uses less resources. Thanks.
     
  12. engineerhead

    engineerhead MDL Novice

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    MSE all the way
     
  13. mrduckgod

    mrduckgod MDL Novice

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    MSE or Avira works... no problem here.
     
  14. jyaniv

    jyaniv MDL Junior Member

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    What Antivirus Software To Use For Windows 8 Build 7955?

    I suggest Microsoft Security Essentials

    Does anyone else have any suggestions?
     
  15. LQQL

    LQQL MDL Addicted

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    Just use the software, u always do and are comfortable with. Imo it's that simple.
     
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  16. ft@t@lk

    ft@t@lk MDL Junior Member

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    why bother with antivirus in a milestone build?
     
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  17. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    1. As said why bother it's not a stable OS anyway.. Only really matters for the Beta/RC builds
    2. I doubt MSE will work if you don't use a product key as it'll say Not Genuine.
     
  18. ODY123

    ODY123 MDL Expert

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    Don't you need any kind of protection when you are online?
     
  19. ft@t@lk

    ft@t@lk MDL Junior Member

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    I only use protection for sex ;)

    but seriously, who would want to infect a milestone build? especially when they know the next build will be out shortly....aka waste of time
     
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  20. Bluescreen

    Bluescreen MDL Senior Member

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    Avast Free version latest 6.0.1091 works fine. No hassle to install on latest build. :)
     
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