I’m currently running a Windows 8 PC 0 – Anti Virus

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I’m currently running a Windows 8 PC. I’m fully aware that DOS programs like EICAR are incompatible with my system. What I’m worried about is my anti-virus, which Windows 8 appears to lack, is not giving security warnings for files that are potential threats to my PC.

C:UserssophosDocumentseicar.com

C:UserssophosDocumentseicar.com is not a valid Win32 application OK What would happen if one day I run a harmful program?

All I’m saying is, Windows 8 doesn’t feel like it’s keeping my PC safe enough.

What can boost my system’s security?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #149443

I’m currently running a Windows 8 PC 0 – Anti Virus

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Hello Annie,

It seems like the antivirus you have installed is not compatible with the operating system you are currently using on your computer. You OS is Win 32, and therefore you will need to make sure that the antivirus is a win 32 application.

But if you have been using the antivirus without an issue till lately, the possible reasons as to why that could be happening are the following:

  • The antivirus application is corrupted, and that why it is unable to perform scans on your computer. You will therefore need to uninstall it and then reinstall it.
  • You can as well try using an alternative application like Malwarebytes to perform the scans on your computer.

Regards,

Carl

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #149444

I’m currently running a Windows 8 PC 0 – Anti Virus

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Hello Annie Brown,

It seems that your antivirus is not compatible with the version of WINDOWS 8 . In this case , you have to download the windows 8 compatible version from your antivirus official website. Moreover Windows 8 has built in security features. So you have to enable this. Please make sure the followings things.

1. Make sure Windows Automatic Update has turn on.

2. Use Windows Defender as an alternative Antivirus Solution .

3. Use and fix the Smart Screen Setting of Windows 8.

Hope this will help you.

 

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