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

17 May 2011   #41
i5 750


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by i5 750 View Post
I just tried ESET Smart Security trial and it found 3 threats that Webroot and Microsoft failed to find.
I am running a second scan and it found another threat which makes me wonder why it wasn't found on the first sweep.
Also, the scan quickly jumps to 88% complete and stays there until almost complete.

Are you running two AV's i5? or trying the Eset without disabling or uninstalling the Webroot & ?MSE as you could be having a litle bit of a conflict going on there.

I know that my Kaspersky 2011 doesn't even like the shortened version of MBAM running and lets me KNOW!

I think you'll find that just about everyone will tell you if you want to try another AV then you will have to at least disbale every other one you have installed if not unistall.

If you go the latter route there is a very good tutorial on doing it properly - it includes just about all the major "players"

AV Uninstallers[2]=Security System Tools

No not running at the same time. Both performed a complete scan and removed before
ESET NOD32 was installed. My only knock against ESET NOD32 is how easy it was to obtain a Username and Password simply by googling it.
Thanks for the great info.

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19 May 2011   #42

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
Sorry late reply - sick

Hiyya i5 750 Thats a real worry re Googling a password reset.

Personally I'd be looking for something a little more "sturdy" there are plenty of comparisons sites around - can't lose nothing by looking eh??

A couple Best AntiVirus Software Review 2011 | Compare AntiVirus Products - TopTenREVIEWS

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to they have probably been mentioned in here somewhere but I can' find them so..

Anyway you know who I am with.

Still if you want to know more you can message me.
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22 May 2011   #43
i5 750


I had a fake "Virus Removal" popup and ESET NOD32 did not stop it or find anything after a scan. Malwarebytes found and removed it.
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22 May 2011   #44

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)


As people already said a couple of times, every anti-virus is quite good.
I recommend Microsoft Secure Essentials (MSE) as it's free, clean, updates.

Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

Hope this helps!
Best Regards,
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22 May 2011   #45

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
Haven't seen it so...

Have used this on a mates machine with good results too - sorry if it's already mentioned but a quick scan didn't find any mention.

Malicious Software Removal Tool | Protect Your Computer

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