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Old 01-24-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I just bought a HP laptop with Windows 8 on it. Norton came with it, which is something that would prefer not to use. Which programs bode well with Windows 8?

Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I just bought a HP laptop with Windows 8 on it. Norton came with it, which is something that would prefer not to use. Which programs bode well with Windows 8?



Thanks.
Ditch windows 8, Get a licensed copy of win 7, download it, set firefox as your browser then download MSE, CC cleaner, and Auslogics and you'll be all set.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Ditch windows 8, Get a licensed copy of win 7, download it, set firefox as your browser then download MSE, CC cleaner, and Auslogics and you'll be all set.
Windows 7 does not provide better malware protection than Windows 8.

OP, check this out: AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Jan/Feb 2013
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I just bought a HP laptop with Windows 8 on it. Norton came with it, which is something that would prefer not to use. Which programs bode well with Windows 8?

Thanks.
Debian -- The Universal Operating System

Guaranteed to not contract Windows viruses.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I use windows 8.1 with either avast or the built in anti-virus and have no problems. Also use malwarebytes for all the browser hijacking crapware that everything installs these days.

Never had a virus steal my financial information. Apple and linux fanboys screaming about windows insecurity are somewhat over-reacting.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Do you dislike Norton based on past experiences? If so, you should give it a try. It offers better detection than Windows 8's Defender and has less impact on computer performance.
AV-Comparatives Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software » AV-Comparatives
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:43 PM
 
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Try Norton as I did when pre loaded and found no problems using it. Already had subscription to AVG ;so I switched to use it later. Don't listen to rumors when you can find out for yourself. Its just a matter of using their remover later and loading what you decide.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:53 AM
 
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Ditch windows 8, Get a licensed copy of win 7, download it, set firefox as your browser then download MSE, CC cleaner, and Auslogics and you'll be all set.
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Guaranteed to not contract Windows viruses.
I fail to see how either of these suggestions will help the OP secure their Windows 8 computer.

To the OP, Norton is not a bad choice. If you want free take a look at Avast.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:07 AM
 
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Avast has a 'hardened mode' I just discovered included in the free version that really locks things down for the paranoid.

Also using 'noscript' in your firefox although I find it highly annoying and don't use it, many would benefit from it.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Also using 'noscript' in your firefox although I find it highly annoying and don't use it, many would benefit from it.
How about Ghostery?
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