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Windows 7: Which Anti-Virus Do you Use with Windows 7?

08 Jun 2009   #81
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

i know what i trust to keep me safe:




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26 Jun 2009   #82
hiflyr

Mandriva Linux 2009, Ubuntu 9.04, XP MCE 2005, Windows 7 RC1, OSX, and others
 
 

Avira Antivir Personal Edition (Free). I never even notice it's there.
Good detection rates are something I couldn't say about. I haven't had a computer virus in years, other than the one my youngest nephew downloaded a couple years back.
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26 Jun 2009   #83
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Eset Smart Security, Which is better than NOD32, the thing that bugs me is why don't they use Eset smart security in the testings for the anti-virus of the year. they use NOD32....
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26 Jun 2009   #84
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oidicle View Post
Eset Smart Security, Which is better than NOD32, the thing that bugs me is why don't they use Eset smart security in the testings for the anti-virus of the year. they use NOD32....
I would say because NOD32 is closer in that it doesn't have a firewall.
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28 Jun 2009   #85
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zagadka View Post
Avast FTW. Works perfectly, uses very little system resources, and thoroughly checks everything without being obtrusive in any way. It has integrated perfectly with every web browser and e-mail client, and works on XP, Vista, and 7, 32-bit and 64-bit.

I have no idea what problem you have with the interface, it is intuitive when you even have to look at it (which is rare).

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Bonus random story (I'm bored)... when I was working as a lowly tech at an independent computer/copier repair place in '97-98, we got a system with a virus on it. Tried every scanner out at the time - including the pricey ones, and they couldn't detect ****. Even fprot failed. I found this random, discontinued program from '93, and it magically detected and cleared the virus. The virus was so old that nothing else even looked for it.
What was the discontinued program?
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28 Jun 2009   #86
gdeck

Win7
 
 

After a lot of trying and researching i found that under win 7 on my two machines (x86 and 64) the best protection with least resource usage is

Avast Home (all set on high)
Prevx (with real time protection and high heuristics, 0 conflict with avast)

and Hitman Pro (on demand, cloud scanning with multiple engines).

Cisco hardware firewall, Vista Firewall Control Pro (the version which should be paid is running for more then a month now for free with no pop-ups, go figure)

Web of Trust addon for IE8 with custom security zone, NoScript Firefox, and AVG Linkscanner.

Remote control is turned off and so is unnecessary network sharing and some other services, DEP is turned on for all.

With all that my resource usage is so small it's not even noticable. System is secure and passes all tests with flying colors. I haven't had a single problem with Windows 7 on two different machines since I switched 2 months ago.
I'm a happy surfer
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28 Jun 2009   #87
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I looked into hitman pro, seems like a really good app. From what I read, it seems it will stop removing malware after 30 days, unless you opt to pay for it. is that the case in your situation? I also checked out Prevx, I like that it can work in harmony with other anti virus programs. How are you using it?
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28 Jun 2009   #88
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oidicle View Post
Eset Smart Security, Which is better than NOD32, the thing that bugs me is why don't they use Eset smart security in the testings for the anti-virus of the year. they use NOD32....
dude .... the virus detection is just the same.... Smart Security is has just like Firewall,DoS protection and such... added in it.... -_-;
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28 Jun 2009   #89
abseh1

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Avast Here
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29 Jun 2009   #90
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

NOD32 v4.
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