Comments on: W8ing for V6: What ESET has in store for Windows 8 Users http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Aryeh Goretsky http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/#comment-1184 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:31:51 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15564#comment-1184 Hello Jan,

I have only done some limited testing of this by myself, but I was able to upgrade a computer running Windows 7 SP1 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus v5.2.9.1 or ESET Smart Security v5.2.9.1 I was able to upgrade each installation to Windows 8 Professional RTM without having to do anything special other than run the SETUP.EXE file off the USB drive containing Windows 8. Here’s what I did, step-by-step:

  1. Obtained a Samsung Series 7 Slate (originally used for testing while writing the A white paper: Windows 8?s Security Features.
  2. Performed a clean installation of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition x64 with Service Pack 1 to it using the included restore DVD.
  3. Ran Microsoft Windows Update to get the operating system all up-to-date with respect to Microsoft hotfixes and drivers.
  4. Performed a Typical install ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.2.9.1.
  5. Configured ESET NOD32 Antivirus to use pre-release updates and performed an update.
  6. Connected a USB flash drive containing Windows 8 Professional x64 RTM and ran the SETUP.EXE file from the root directory.

Windows 8 installed as normal and I did not have to do anything special with the system. I also repeated this test with ESET Smart Security v5.2.9.1 and the results were the same.

Two things I would like to point out, though, were that in testing I had completely clean operating system installs, with the only updates being from Microsoft Windows Update, and installed ESET NOD32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security with their default configurations, only changing the update types to “pre-release” to obtain any Windows 8 compatible modules during my testing. Those modules are now available from the regular update servers, so you would not have to do this in order to upgrade a system.

Now, it could be that the results are different on a computer with lots of third-party software and drivers installed, or modified configurations of ESET’s software, but for these very basic tests which I performed, Windows 8 had no problems installing onto a computer running both Windows 7 and ESET’s software, and everything worked fine after the upgrade.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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By: Jan Miscik http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/#comment-1183 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:53:27 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15564#comment-1183 As it is with the update to version 5, if the user has a windows 7 and older Esset ,and make update to windows 8?

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By: Aryeh Goretsky http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/#comment-1182 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:34:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15564#comment-1182 Hello John,

That’s a great question! I don’t have any information to share about a release date for ESET NOD32 Antivirus for Linux Desktop, but there are plans for compatibility with both 12.04 LTS and 12.10. Keep an eye on our web site for announcements about new versions of ESET’s software.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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By: John http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/#comment-1180 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:33:44 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15564#comment-1180 Is there any plans to upgrade the linux version to support Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as well?

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By: Aryeh Goretsky http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/#comment-1181 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:31:17 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15564#comment-1181 Hello Janus,

I’m glad to hear you’re taking your computer security seriously! I’m going to assume your interest is in the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Professional, as there is currently no antimalware software for Windows RT (a quite understandable situation, given that there’s no malware for Windows RT, either).

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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By: Janus http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/23/w8ing-for-v6-what-eset-has-in-store-for-windows-8-users/#comment-1179 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:30:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15564#comment-1179 Planning to buy Microsoft new Surface. It's ideal, at least for me, for my studies. It is easy to handle, at seem to have a great integrated keyboard.
And of course with Eset installed, don't worry. :-)) .
Besides that, then I truly think that through  the next couple of years, we will see that the smartphone and tablet taking over and becoming the new boys in class, but time will show. And lastly..thanks for a great blog.
Kind Regards, Janus
 

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