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Enterprise Software Thread, Best AV (free and paid)? in Technical; Paid I would say NOD32 by ESet or Vipre Free I would say Avast...
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    Paid I would say NOD32 by ESet or Vipre

    Free I would say Avast

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    I've never really looked past MSE pre-Windows 8, and I'm happily running Windows Defender in Windows 8. However, I don't like that it doesn't have a right click context menu option to scan a file or folder for viruses.

    I'm tempted to open a Barclays account and put a pound in and just leave it there to get the free Kaspersky offering for my Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    I've never really looked past MSE pre-Windows 8, and I'm happily running Windows Defender in Windows 8. However, I don't like that it doesn't have a right click context menu option to scan a file or folder for viruses.

    I'm tempted to open a Barclays account and put a pound in and just leave it there to get the free Kaspersky offering for my Mac
    +1 This. It's very annoying that such a basic yet essential feature of any AV software is missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    +1 This. It's very annoying that such a basic yet essential feature of any AV software is missing.
    I read a rumour some where that the reason for this omission was to avoid anti-competitive lawsuits etc - But it's still annoying that it's missing! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It's very annoying that such a basic yet essential feature of any AV software is missing.
    It's easy to add if you want it though.

    http://winaero.com/blog/add-scan-with-windows-defender-to-explorer-right-click-context-menu-in-windows-8-1

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    Unfortunately this only works with folders and not individual files.

    EDIT: I just noticed this reg tweak has a file scan addition. I'll give it a try when I get home!
    Last edited by Zoom7000; 13th May 2014 at 03:15 PM.

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    I know Microsoft Security Essentials and System Center Endpoint Protection only warn of infected files by default, AVG blocks access to the dubious files.



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