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Windows 7: Virus Checker ?

14 Sep 2010   #1
brightsun

 
 
Virus Checker ?

Which is the Best Virus Checker Avast Microsoft Sec AVG


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14 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

There is no best, there is only what meets your needs the best and for most that is Microsoft Security Essentials, the windows firewall and malwarebytes. Used togehter with common sense, you will have no problems.
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14 Sep 2010   #3
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

First of all, look here and read this post

What's the Best Anti-virus?

A lot of people in here use MSE and are very happy with it. It integrates nicely, uses little system resources and does well on AV tests
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14 Sep 2010   #4
brightsun

 
 
Virus Checker

Borg 386 and others which Virus Checker do you use ?
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14 Sep 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The combo that I posted, up above.
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14 Sep 2010   #6
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll have to agree with Richard. MSE + Windows Firewall + Malwarebytes is the best combination you'll ever have!
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15 Sep 2010   #7
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I use MSE, MalwareBytes & Comodo Firewall.
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15 Sep 2010   #8
brightsun

 
 
MSE

Borg 386 I am disabled and not technical dose MSE have automatic schedule for the computer to see for virus is their a pop up telling for updates and automatic schedule?
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15 Sep 2010   #9
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hey brightsun,

MSE has a scheduling program built in, you can set it to scan weekly, or daily. You can also choose the time of day and hour you would like it to scan.

It has real-time protection and is always running in the background.

You can adjust the scanning times and select between a full scan or a quick scan. You can also set the options to update the definitions before the scan and to only scan when the PC is not in use.

Your windows update will check regularly and let you know if any new AV definitions are available, or if you have it set to automatically d/l and install, it will do that.

MSE releases about 3 - 4 updates daily, there is a update button you can click on to check for them manually.

All in all, it's a well made program with a high ranking in AV tests. Many people in this forum run it.
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15 Sep 2010   #10
brightsun

 
 
MSE

Borg 386 is their a pop up indicator for updates, plus runs scheduled scans and the length of the scans.
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