Antivirus for Windows 8

This article contains detailed information about Windows 8 compatible antivirus. Read this article to learn the best antivirus for Windows 8.

Windows 8 Compatible Antivirus

The day of Windows 8 consumer availability comes near. Recently, Windows 8 RTM operating system was released and the stable version of Windows 8 available in market soon. In view of security, it's important to discuss about antivirus program security for windows 8. The overall testing and modifications may be done on windows 8 consumer preview which release earlier windows 8 RTM version.

Here I enumerate the things which are majority important about antivirus security compatible for windows 8. The compatibility of antivirus program is major aspect for windows 8. As per Microsoft contains in build strongest antivirus is that Microsoft Security Essentials but third party antivirus programs are the choice of customers.

I did small research on antivirus compatibility for Windows 8, the results are mentioned below:

Norton Anti Virus compatibility with Windows 8

As per Norton Anti Virus, Norton protection works with Windows 8 Release Preview very well and they are working on Windows 8 to give best security against viruses. Norton has not mentioned about windows 8 RTM support but soon it may work with. Norton also offering free beats for windows 8 consumer preview users. For download of Norton antivirus (Norton beta 2013) for Windows 8 RTM and Consumer preview visit here

As per Microsoft, Norton Internet Security 2012 (Version 19.2 and 19.6) compatible with windows 8 consumer preview. The poll conducted by Microsoft shown 74 out of 81 voted compatible.

Kaspersky Internet Security compatibility with Windows 8

As per Kaspersky, for testing purpose they released Kaspersky Internet Security Technical Preview which is specially designed for Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Kasperkey testing labs are ready for strongest option of antivirus program for Windows 8 and will release as soon as with Windows 8.

Nothing mentioned about Windows 8 RTM version support but it may work with it. As per Microsoft, Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (Version 13.0) compatible with windows 8 consumer preview. The poll conducted by Microsoft shown 202 out of 256 voted compatible. For more information visit here

Panda Security compatibility with Windows 8

Panda Security (version 1.9.2) assures that it's compatible with Windows 8 consumer preview and is offering free beta download for testing. To know more visit here Not mentioned about support for windows 8 RTM version but soon is available or fixed.

Other Antivirus program compatibility with Windows 8 OS

As per Microsoft poll and survey there are list of 434 antivirus program and users have to vote for there experience. Majority of latest's beta versions specially designed for windows 8 compatible but not mentioned anything about support for windows 8 RTM version. The highly voted antivirus programs are as bellowed,

1. K7 Total Security (version 10.0)
2. Eset Smart Security (version 5)
3. BullGuard Internet Security (version 12.0)
4. McAfee Total Protection (Version 5.6)
5. Trend Micro Titanium (version 5.0)

If you are using windows 8 consumer preview or windows 8 RTM version choose antivirus program from above list. The beta versions of all above antivirus programs available for free download and support for maximum time (may be more than 6 months). For that you have to visit official website of that antivirus program and see the news about windows 8 and here you can see the free antivirus program for your windows 8.

Beware about the testing beta products and keep backup of your system for any data loss, read carefully about antivirus program and its effects on your system.

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Author: Vilas14 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

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