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Windows 7: Norton Internet Security 2011 vs Avast! Free 5.0

12 Sep 2010   #1
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Norton Internet Security 2011 vs Avast! Free 5.0

Hello, which is better? Norton Internet Security 2011 or Avast! free 5.0? Which one will slow down my computer more, or has higher detection rates?


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12 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The best in the opinion of most does not even seem to be listed. Microsoft Security Essentials, gets high marks in all areas. Its free, too. It has a good malware engine and works great with the Windows Fire Wall.
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12 Sep 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This might interest you cookie66
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Earns High Scores from AV Testing Firm - Softpedia

I would advise you to use MSE with Spyware Blaster (be sure to update it and click on "enable all protection") SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.
and Malwarebytes' (free to run whenever you want to)Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
These anti-malware applications are all free.

If you're looking for a free firewall instead of Windows 7, You might like Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free 6.7.3 http://www.windows7download.com/win7.../tormslie.html
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12 Sep 2010   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

MSE > Avast > NIS
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12 Sep 2010   #5
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Really? MSE is that good? I herd bad reviews about it......
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12 Sep 2010   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Read Jacee's post/review. And many people on this site run it.
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12 Sep 2010   #7
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
This might interest you cookie66
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Earns High Scores from AV Testing Firm - Softpedia

I would advise you to use MSE with Spyware Blaster (be sure to update it and click on "enable all protection") SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.
and Malwarebytes' (free to run whenever you want to)Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
These anti-malware applications are all free.

If you're looking for a free firewall instead of Windows 7, You might like Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free 6.7.3 Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free for Windows 7 - Simple and basic Windows firewall for free. - Windows 7 Download

Wow! Is there any other links you can show me, just to make sure?
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12 Sep 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Windows 7 Forums - Search Results

There is enough here to read for years.
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12 Sep 2010   #9
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Windows 7 Forums - Search Results

There is enough here to read for years.

Ok, thanks! I will be switching to MSE tomorrow, too tired tonight
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12 Sep 2010   #10
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
This might interest you cookie66
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 Earns High Scores from AV Testing Firm - Softpedia

I would advise you to use MSE with Spyware Blaster (be sure to update it and click on "enable all protection") SpywareBlaster® | Prevent spyware and malware. Free download.
and Malwarebytes' (free to run whenever you want to)Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes
These anti-malware applications are all free.

If you're looking for a free firewall instead of Windows 7, You might like Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free 6.7.3 Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free for Windows 7 - Simple and basic Windows firewall for free. - Windows 7 Download
no, Outpost-FREE is NOT W7-compatible !
only the paid versions are.

"System Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
500 MHz or faster
30 Mb HardDisk
256 Mb RAM
"
although you CAN use it on W7....
i discovered how to install it when i was using W7-beta:
How to make outpost firewall (free) work in w7 !

anyway, OnlineArmor is a MUCH better firewall, you can get the FREE version here:
Best Free Firewall Software - Download Online Armor Free Personal Firewall - Get it Now

EAM (previously named a-squared) has better detection-rate then MBAM,
i suggest using both MBAM & EAM.

EAM: Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Best protection against Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms, Dialers, Adware, Keyloggers and Rootkits

you can use the full version for 33 days, then it turns into the FREE version.
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