Recommended security/AV software for windows 8?
May 2, 2014 10:33 AM Subscribe
What is the current state of the art / recommended best bet in security and anti-virus software for Windows 8? Paid options are on the table.
posted by Joey Buttafoucault to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm used to administrating a Linux desktop, but various practicalities require that I use windows at work. I just got a new Windows 8 computer and my understanding is basically that, if you're going to use Windows on the open internet, you'd better have a firewall, AV program, and/or additional security software to keep from getting hijacked or infected.
So what is currently regarded as the best approach for that, with specific consideration for windows 8? This PC came with a 7-day trial of McAfee already installed, but I have heard that McAfee is super annoying and bugs you with messages every 10 minutes (which is consistent with my experience in the first week, frankly) and if there's something better I'd rather switch to it.
I am willing to pay for a good alternative, though I would prefer to minimize ongoing subscription-type costs to the extent possible.