Windows 8.1 preview is an update of Windows 8, it’s not a full blown new version of Windows. When its just an update ,we all end users expect that most of the applications will run on the updated version of Windows 8.1 preview. But this is not the case. The most important issue rises here is of Anti-Virus Compatibility. Lots of Windows 8.1 preview users are complaining about the incompatibility of Anti Virus with Windows 8.1 preview.
Before upgrading to Windows 8.1 preview I was using Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security, it was working fine with Windows 8. I had no issues. Once I upgraded to Windows 8.1 preview I noticed my Anti-Virus application was not working. I tried to re-install the AV but it failed all the time with the following error.
I tried to take contact Trend Micro Support team, but still they don’t have a solution for this issue. Even When I tired Kaspersky pure it failed.
Since Windows 8.1 comes with a built-in Windows defender to certain extent the PCs are protected. I believe since this issue is already known, most of the security firm are most probably working on the fix. Already some security firms are working on either update or beta release. Here are the links
- Symantec is working on an update and has already released beta versions for Norton 360, Norton AntiVirus, and Norton Internet Security. To download one of these product visit Norton’s website.
- AVG is already offering a beta release and which can be downloaded here.
- McAfee users could try this beta release.