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24 Mar 2014   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows 7 anti-malware products compared

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AV-TEST Institute, an independent test lab specializing in anti-malware, has released the results of their latest tests of anti-malware products. These tests were run on 64-bit Windows 7 in January and February of this year.

The tests compared nine business products and 25 consumer products. The products were compared for detection of malware, including 0-day malware for which the products had no signature; performance impact on the system; and false positive detections and warnings.
Read more at: Windows 7 anti-malware products compared | ZDNet


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24 Mar 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Again MSE has the worst scores yet many Geeks still prefer it.
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24 Mar 2014   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

There is not much technical information in that article. Actually, a rather short summary. It would be interesting to see more of the test results.

A little more here:
http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home...7/janfeb-2014/

Are these folks selling certifications for AV manufacturers to display on their products?
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28 Mar 2014   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Again MSE has the worst scores yet many Geeks still prefer it.
It's pretty hard to suggest other choices when MSE boasts uncomparable integration and stable co-existence with its Windows host.
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28 Mar 2014   #5
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Again MSE has the worst scores yet many Geeks still prefer it.
It's pretty hard to suggest other choices when MSE boasts uncomparable integration and stable co-existence with its Windows host.
Finally someone understands!
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28 Mar 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What is the use of incomparable integration and stable co-existence if it lets viruses through?
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28 Mar 2014   #7
Golden

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
What is the use of incomparable integration and stable co-existence if it lets viruses through?
Whats the use of an anti-virus product if it BSOD's your system?
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28 Mar 2014   #8
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Lol you guys must understand that the creators of viruses knows how to remove the virus. So what I mean is the stronger the AV the stronger the virus could get in.
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28 Mar 2014   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
What is the use of incomparable integration and stable co-existence if it lets viruses through?
Whats the use of an anti-virus product if it BSOD's your system?
Who said anything about BSODs? Avast free doesn't BSOD my system. There are others that don't either. Besides, I would rather have a BSOD than an undetected virus.
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28 Mar 2014   #10
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

You have to remember its not always about you. Your experiences don't necessarily reflect those of others who do use MSE, or any other AV product.

The BSOD reference is exactly what KingArthur is referring to. Broaden your horizons a bit and have a look at the objective analysis in the BSOD section some time.
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