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The anti-virus you recommend installed for windows 8?


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The anti - virus installed you recommend for windows 8?
But I can not make it to microsoft security essential antivirus, and if you help me


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MSE is included in WIndows8 as Windows Defender. But it sucks and slows down Windows 8 dramatically. Test Avira, AVG or Avast.
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for how long Anti-Virus product would not report an App using "Microsoft Advertising SDK for windows 8" as an ADWare?
By definition, window-8' app that using that 'SDK' must be labeled as ADWare, for it behave not much different than exisiting adware.

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Eset Smart Security has never betrayed me, instantly catches viruses, blocks harmful pages, and it's easy on resources. No blue screens. One drawback it's commercial soft.

Of the freeware I use in my virtual machines is Comodo Internet Security, it's good but takes time to play with its settings to lower user interaction to a minimum. No blue screens either. One drawback is it doesn't update AV defs as often as for example Eset does.

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When Windows Updates stopped working on the Win8 Developer Preview and I could no longer update Defender, I installed Avast! free edition. Works great, no problems.

For my work PCs, though, I use Norton 360 or Norton Internet Security. However, I'm sticking with the pre-2012 versions of the software. I made the mistake of "upgrading" Norton 360 on my (Vista) laptop to version 6, and it's been Metrofied into big ugly squares with a kindergarten look. :angry: Also, the malware scan functions have been split from the PC maintenance functions, which means that now I can't just tell it to do everything in one session and leave it overnight.

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Edited by JorgeA, 12 October 2012 - 11:09 PM.


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None needed, Windows Defender does the job

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but very bad. With Defender, Windows 8 is DRAMATICALLY slower.
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Avast works pretty nicely

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MSE is included in WIndows8 as Windows Defender. But it sucks and slows down Windows 8 dramatically. Test Avira, AVG or Avast.



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Try Eset which supposed to be very lite on system resources and will never slow your system, above all it is one of the maximum awards winner in system security solutions. I have personaly used Eset since last 5 years and it has performed satisfactorily.

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MSE is included in WIndows8 as Windows Defender. But it sucks and slows down Windows 8 dramatically. Test Avira, AVG or Avast.


Slow how? And how do you disable it then?

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it is extremely slow. 1 CPU core is hogging the CPU alls the time and it uses 180MB RAM all the time:

Attached File  Win8_Defender.png   5.01KB   34 downloads

scrolling through the Explorer is nearly impossible, because of Defender.

I've removed the crap with this tool:

http://www.msfn.org/...registry-tweak/
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it is extremely slow


sorry, but that's bul*****!

1 CPU core is hogging the CPU alls the time and it uses 180MB RAM all the time:


scrolling through the Explorer is nearly impossible, because of Defender.


This issue would be with any antivirus-software, porbably much more by using other scanners.

Please take a look at av-Comparitives there is al listing of the most antivirus-tools and a performance test...read this and talk on...

Defender has one of the best performance of all testes antivirus-tools, but detection-rate is really bad.

Edited by geneticplasma, 04 November 2012 - 06:32 AM.


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Defender has one of the best performance of all testes antivirus-tools,
but detection-rate is really bad.

Isn't that an oxymoron?

can i read that as: "Defender perform well that it allow many virus(ii/es ,whatever float your boat) to slips into your system" ?

Edited by Joseph_sw, 04 November 2012 - 07:29 AM.


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Isn't that an oxymoron?


No it isn't.

can i read that as: "Defender perform well that it allow many virus(ii/es ,whatever float your boat) to slips into your system" ?


Also no!

For most of all Defender affords enough security.

But if you often click on files like "big_tits.exe" or on Warez-Sites "Crack_all.exe" it could be useful to use another antivirus-tool.

Edited by geneticplasma, 04 November 2012 - 11:15 AM.


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it is extremely slow. 1 CPU core is hogging the CPU alls the time and it uses 180MB RAM all the time:

Attached File  Win8_Defender.png   5.01KB   34 downloads

scrolling through the Explorer is nearly impossible, because of Defender.

I've removed the crap with this tool:

http://www.msfn.org/...registry-tweak/


I have a terrible computer, and mine is nothing like yours.

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Defender has one of the best performance of all testes antivirus-tools, but detection-rate is really bad.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Attached File  Defender.png   65.15KB   29 downloads

No impact?

:lol:

each icon in explorer opens with a 2 sec delay.


No impact?

:lol:

Good to see that your test shows that my NOD32 is better in performance. Be happy with your your crappy MSE/Defender and is terrible detection rate :lol:

Edited by MagicAndre1981, 05 November 2012 - 10:28 AM.

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each icon in explorer opens with a 2 sec delay.


Maybe you should upgrade your Pentium II to a Pentium 4 CPU :lol:

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If you are a very smart geek, you can turn off Defender. Defender IS slow, especially the one in Windows 8 because it's MSE now (same engine, doesn't matter). But it does slow down. If you must use an AV, use a free one like Avast that's light on resources.

Impossible to run NT6 without third party fixes.





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