Antivirus On Windows 8: Looking At Your Options
Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:26 PM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:10 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:23 AM
If or when I upgrade to Win 8 -- I will simply continue to use MS' included security product.
For those who don't wish to use MS security products, there are excellent FREE options out there -- such as AVG or Avast, to name just two.
Why people are paying to use Norton or McAfee is beyond me...
Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:43 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:10 PM
I have to agree with this post.
All of my family computers are on Windows Security Essentials, and I have taught commmon sense to my wife and kids, and we are virus free for over 3 years now.
That 3 years is when I decided to dump Norton, and go with WSE.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:38 PM
On the recomendations of PCWord I even try what they consider the best free anti-virus, AVG, Avira, Panda. They don't compare.
I now use on all my computers Microsoft Security Essential. Maybe is only 97% efficient, but anything better than 95 is more than enough. It removes 80% of virus found which is a lot much better than all the others. What is the point in detecting (questionable)99.9% if it can remove it? Beside, there is always that one virus that is new and no one can detect. Every day new virus are created. What is 99.9% efficient today tomorrow can be 80%.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:50 PM
Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:59 PM
It is a test between AV apps, who the [censored] cares about usage when it is all about how well they catch malicious code?
Kinda getting tired of people with your lame attitude, when do you understand the concept of additional layers of protection?
If we all would think like you all the novice users on the net would get infected, cause they don't [censored] know where and what no to click, even after endless hours of instructions.
Everything that can go wrong will go wrong!
Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:15 AM
I begain to rethink how well MSE really protected me. While I know not every Anti virus program can catch everything. I was surprised that MSE could not detect even in a full scan some common malware.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:35 PM
Actually, the author is correct - No version of Windows back to v 1.0 came with any antivirus whatsoever. DOS 6 did, but not Windows.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:14 AM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:23 AM
You mean like the "higher than average false-positive rates"?
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:45 PM