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Windows 7: Need a good virus prog for win7?


02 Sep 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Need a good virus prog for win7?

I was thinking about Avast......... what do you guys/gals think ??

Thanks for your time!!

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02 Sep 2011   #2

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02 Sep 2011   #3

Win 7, 32bit, Premium
 
 

Try the search logo above There was a very informative thread on this subject a couple of weeks ago.

Are you looking for a free program or paid version ? Personally I use Kaspersky Internet Security. Normally is available on Amazon or buy.com for about $20-25. Visit the Kaspersky.com site for a free 30 day trial.
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02 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use ESET NOD32 antivirus on my machines. I have been very pleased with it and you can find a multi-user license on sale for about $30 every now and then on Amazon and Newegg.
Single user is around $30 so it's best to get the multi-user and split it with someone.
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02 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I also have Windows 7 and I run Avast Antivirus Pro. However, it's not very good against malware. For malware try Malwarebytes Free or Malware Fighter.
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02 Sep 2011   #6
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ziggie View Post
I was thinking about Avast......... what do you guys/gals think ??

Thanks for your time!!

Hello ziggie,

Why don't you try the free version of Avast {or whatever takes your fancy} see how it performs, make a decision & move on.

If / when changing to another AV be sure to use the appropriate uninstall application from the relevant Company.
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03 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I've run avast free at home for years with no issues.

As was stated before, it's crap against malware, but so is OfficeScan 10.5 which is what my clients run and costs a ton.

Bottom line is if you install the wrong program, you're going to get malware. No antivirus is going to stop that.

I would stick with free avast and free malwarebytes. As an IT guy they're my choice at home.
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03 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I highly recommend MSE
It is free, light and effective
Avast is also a good alternative but I wouldn't recommend it as its drivers tends to causes Blue Screens
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03 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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03 Sep 2011   #10

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Appreciate everyone's suggestions!!
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