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Windows 7: What is the Best anti-virus for 2011?


17 Jan 2011   #21

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Not so much an AV but recently I have being running IObit Malware Fighter Beta 1.0 (keeping in mind its beta it works quite well)



http://www.majorgeeks.com/IObit_Malware_Fighter_d6726.html

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18 Jan 2011   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Many around here seem to favor MSE. I myself have been using Norton Internet Security For about 8 yrs and never been infected. In addition I use Superantispyware (free version) malwarebytes (free version) and Spywareblaster. On older machines that I do not want to pay for antivirus I use AVG along with Zone ALarm
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18 Jan 2011   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Likely the top choice of the majority here at the forum would be:

For Free: MSE
Paid: Norton


For On-Demand scanners to run along side the AV when needed:

Malwarebytes is certainly the most popular and favored here.
A couple other good choices: Spywareblaster & SuperAnti Spyware.

Personally, I think Norton & Spywareblaster are excellent combination. As well as Malwarebytes for weekly On-demand.
Just my opinion though, as with any 'Whats the Best" type question.



Other than whats already been said...

If its of any additional help, heres a list of the ones MS themselves say are compatable with Windows 7:
Windows 7: Consumer security software providers
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18 Jan 2011   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74 View Post
Many around here seem to favor MSE. I myself have been using Norton Internet Security For about 8 yrs and never been infected. In addition I use Superantispyware (free version) malwarebytes (free version) and Spywareblaster. On older machines that I do not want to pay for antivirus I use AVG along with Zone ALarm
+1 for NIS and SAS. But AVG is a bad choice - had very bad experience with it. Fortunately those were not my own systems.
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18 Jan 2011   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit-HP OEM SP1 Installed
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techmonkey74 View Post
Many around here seem to favor MSE. I myself have been using Norton Internet Security For about 8 yrs and never been infected. In addition I use Superantispyware (free version) malwarebytes (free version) and Spywareblaster. On older machines that I do not want to pay for antivirus I use AVG along with Zone ALarm
+1 for NIS and SAS. But AVG is a bad choice - had very bad experience with it. Fortunately those were not my own systems.
I have not had any problems with AVG as far as infections but I do run into problems at times when doing updates when it simple will not update. Sometimes I have to un/reinstall other time I have to disable the firewall. DO you recommend any other free AV that will work with XP?
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18 Jan 2011   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

We had 6 systems in my computer club heavily infected - despite AVG running. Took us a week to get everything going again. Not only were all the system triple booted but each had more than a dozen accounts - one for each instructor.

As the best free alternative I suggest Avira. Avast is not too bad either. With MSE I had a few problems - it let 2 buggers pass. One was a keylogger. I now use NIS2011 which is the best choince on the market (according to all reviews I read and my own experience).
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18 Jan 2011   #27

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I use a combination of KIS2011, MBAM and SAS. I'm also testing Iobit Malware Fighter
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18 Jan 2011   #28

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by duongducminh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What is the best beer - similar question.
ROFL, off-topic. beer is bad for you at any circumstances. driving, appearance etc.
guiness draft is the best!
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18 Jan 2011   #29

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

what really bothers me is after all these years that microsoft has been around, is the fact that you still have to use an antivirus program..... i just recently replaced my apple g4 powerbook for my new 5 day old compaq notebook since a replacement battery was way too expensive for an 1o year old computer. i still use the apple on a daily basis still works great just better suited for a desktop since it has to remain plugged into ac power to work. apple's operating system is pretty much virus free and if they could do that, why cant microsoft?....
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18 Jan 2011   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is relatively simple. Apple is mainly virus free due to the fact that nobody bothers to write a virus for it - too few users. Similar situation as for Linux. There is, however, also a bit in the basic structure of the kernel. The windows registry is the sore point.
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