- 22nd March 2012 at 11:22 #44403hackerman1Moderator
Security-programs for W8
there are a few antivirus-programs that work on W8, some are listed by Microsoft on their webbsite,
but there are probably also other programs.
I know that W8 has MSE built-in renamed to windows defender, but it´s a bit restricted.
fx you can´t select when you want to run a scheduled scan…
Also, one thing is VERY annoying, there is NO taskbar-icon for Defender, which can give you the impression that it have stopped working….
It has been reported that MSE doesn´t work, not even v4-beta.
I tried to install Forefront EndPoint Security 2010 (FEP), but the installer refused to install on W8.
I then downloaded the next version of Forefront, which is now called Security Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (SCEP).
It´s a release candidate but i installed it without any complaints about W8.
The latest version was recently released, so i suspected that it would run on W8.
But before you go ahead and try to find it, a small warning: the whole download is 1,4 GB (GIGABYTE !).
The Antivirus-program itself (the client) is only 18 MB, but you have to download the whole Security Center 2012 Endpoint Protection , and then extract the Antivirus-program from the exe-file.
I´m wondering if it would be ok to upload that installer to fx. skydrive and make it publicly available ?
Since Security Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (RC) is freely available for everyone to download from M$, it shouldn´t be a problem.
That would save everyone from having to download 1,4 GB….
It´s a 180-days free trial, so it will last for a while…
Open the file with fx. 7-zip, and go to SMSSETUPCLIENT, then extract SCEPInstall.exe
Emsisoft Antimalware (EAM) also seems to be working: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/
WinPatrol works: http://winpatrol.com/
Edit: fixed 2 typos.
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