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  1.    03 Mar 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 18
    Windows 10

    Total Defense


    I thought I'd be brave and try to install Total Defense's (paid) anti-virus program that works under Windows 8.1

    It installed okay although did give me a warning about "some incompatability issues". On re-boot however the PC just "hung", my guess is trying to boot the anti-virus software. I had to use the "rebuild/repair Windows" option - which worked the same as an upgrade and left me with a windows.old folder and no installed applications
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  2.    04 Mar 2015 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 18,001
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    And this is why"we" all should make a system image before major changes, be it software, drivers and AVs, specially when using Windows 10, Some programs look for the 6.xxxx in the version number but 10TP has 10.xxxx, and that causes incompatibility problems.
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  3.    04 Mar 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,660
    Win 10 Pro x64

    A more popular Avast is not even compatible with Win 10, so I am not surprised. It will also break Windows Defender and leave you unprotected. You need to clean install again.
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  4.    04 Mar 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    A more popular Avast is not even compatible with Win 10, so I am not surprised. It will also break Windows Defender and leave you unprotected. You need to clean install again.
    I don't think any of the major AV products have been officially approved for use in Win10 yet, while some work the full testing has not been finished yet.
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  5.    04 Mar 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Texas
    Posts : 10,992
    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Time to clean install again.
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  6.    04 Mar 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude View Post
    Time to clean install again.
    This, when all else fails that's the best thing to do, IMO.
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  7.    05 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    I had Total Defense for 8.1. I was able to get an updated copy that will install on 10 with no problem. But now it claim that my activation code has expired. TD is not giving me any info on how to solve this. I don't want to buy another one. This should be good until January, and then auto renew.
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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I don't think any of the major AV products have been officially approved for use in Win10 yet, while some work the full testing has not been finished yet.
    Bitdefender has been approved for Windows 10.
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  9.    05 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Was the PC not booting at all? Did you try booting into Safe Mode then removing it? I know that you've already reset your computer, but that would've been the first thing I tried if I was in your shoes.
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  10.    05 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Total Defense looks like a horrible antivirus. How did you find out about it?
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