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Old 02-17-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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surprised that no one mentioned microsoft essentials.
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I believe that the reason no one mentioned Microsoft Essentials is because it doesn't work on Windows 8. At least that's what I found when trying to load it onto 8.1 . Hopefully someone here can possibly explain why or when it might be available for Windows 8???
I think the reason no one mentioned Microsoft security essentials of because of hod poorly it performs in terms of protection
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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Please correct me if I am wrong but with NoScript installed, wouldn't that make having Ghostery a bit redundant since they're very similar? Or would one work and not the other if both installed?
Since they are not really doing the same exact thing, no, I don't think it would be redundant.
Since, I use Waterfox 18.1 at home, I cannot even install the latest version of Ghostery.
That said, I always like to keep my browser add-ons to a minimum. There is always a chance some of them may conflict with one another and cause problems. Sometimes too subtle but could still be annoying.
I think I might have had glitched with page load/opening when I had Ghostery as well as NoScript, Adblock+ and No-Flash.

Again, I advice people to use what they really need instead of installing add-on after add-on. My rule is 5 add-ons or less. Currently use 4 and no glitches I could see.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Nobody mentioned Trend Micro? I have been using that for the better half of 5 years without problem. It covers everything like firewall, virus scanner, Safe Browsing, cache cleaner, etc.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I am running AVG 2014 on Windows 8.1. Is AVG any better than the built in AV in Windows 8.1?
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I am running AVG 2014 on Windows 8.1. Is AVG any better than the built in AV in Windows 8.1?
I wouldn't mind knowing this as well.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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I am running AVG 2014 on Windows 8.1. Is AVG any better than the built in AV in Windows 8.1?
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I wouldn't mind knowing this as well.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 both have the same built-in protection.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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surprised that no one mentioned microsoft essentials.
Microsoft's Security Essentials is okay, and it's not bad, considering it's free. It's a light duty AV program but it doesn't have the same capabilities as the ones that are available and you have to pay for.

To the OP, I didn't like Norton's in the past, but they have improved their products in recent years. The one AV software I don't like is MacAfee, it's a resource hog.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Microsoft's Security Essentials is okay, and it's not bad, considering it's free. It's a light duty AV program but it doesn't have the same capabilities as the ones that are available and you have to pay for.

To the OP, I didn't like Norton's in the past, but they have improved their products in recent years. The one AV software I don't like is MacAfee, it's a resource hog.
I've always had distrust with Norton and MacAfee. Anything else you'd recommend other than those?
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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I always use Norton. Works fine for me...

Better than McAfee and Trend Micro IMHO.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:47 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I think the reason no one mentioned Microsoft security essentials of because of hod poorly it performs in terms of protection
Maybe for you, but it's worked great for me for the past 5 years on the same machine, with win 7 64bit.
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