Avast 9.0 version compatible with Win 8.1


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As most Win 8.1 users know, the older versions of Avast are not compatible with Win 8.1

This new version 2014.9.0.2007 is compatible.
I just installed the FREE edition, and it works.
It has email scanning option, I have it disabled.


I decided to install Avast, in light of the disturbing report/review of Windows Defender, aka MSE, being at the bottom of the review list and that even MS recommends users to use 3rd party program.

In an interview with Dennis Protection Labs, Holly Stewart, the senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said that Microsoft Security Essentials was just a “baseline” that’s designed to “always be on the bottom” of antivirus tests. She said Microsoft sees MSE as a first layer of protection and advises Windows users to use a third-party antivirus instead.

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