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Windows 7: Anti Virus AVG

10 Jan 2009   #11
johngalt

 

Avast! and MBAM - oh, and the built in FW and my D-Link Gamer Extreme router with built in FW....


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14 Jan 2009   #12
Proteus

Windows 7
 
 

Microsoft Forefront (free, from the SystemCenter eval CD), and the built-in Windows Defender in Vista/Win7. Works great, zero problems. Why bother with third party stuff that is either expensive (Kaspersky) or of dubious quality (AVG Free)
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15 May 2009   #13
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

You can run the kaspersky betas for free all year round, if i'm not mistaken.

Your old beta key will be disabled once a new version is released however, forcing you to update to the newer beta.
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23 May 2009   #14
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

i use avg on vista ultimate X64 and win7 Rc x64 no viruses for me.
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23 May 2009   #15
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

You can't claim you have 0 virii while using AVG, period.
I installed Symantec corp after a user had been using AVG 8 for 2 years.

Symantec found 10 trojans, and no they weren't in AVG's quarantine :P

Looks like that was the cause of his victimisation via credit card fraud.
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23 May 2009   #16
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bambi View Post
Norton is a big No No in my books. I've had nothing buy trouble from that bloated mess of a program. ...AVG combined with spybot Search and Destroy is my award winning key combination to a clean pc

-baMBi-
I am with you on this bambi.
Norton and McAfee are big No No's.
Like you I use AVG.
Like you I combine with other programs such as A Squared, SuperAntiSpyware and so on.
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23 May 2009   #17
sexytool

Windows 7 dual with XP SP2 ((Highly Custom))
 
 

I didn't say norton.
I said Symantec corporate.

Symantec is considerably better at detecting virii than Norton Home releases.

EDIT: also, the 2 best anti-spyware apps are Lavasofts' Ad-aware and Spybot search and destroy.

Scan your PC with your chosen anti-spyware/malware software (JUST scan, don't clean) and then scan it with these two.

You'll consistantly see them detecting more.
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23 May 2009   #18
studiorat

windows 7 build 7600 RTM
 
 
AVG and spy bot

I tried Norton once.....once... never again...I am currently running Kaspersky which is great but system is lagging a bit and its to picky when installing anything pop up messages galore (which is good) But I had great luck with AVG and spybot no lag and a clean PC
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23 May 2009   #19
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sexytool View Post
I didn't say norton
Who said you did?
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23 May 2009   #20
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
I am with you on this bambi.
Norton and McAfee are big No No's.
Like you I use AVG.
Like you I combine with other programs such as A Squared, SuperAntiSpyware and so on.

Eight years of using AVG Free on over 100 Windows computers, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000Pro, Xp, XP_Pro, etc, & now Win7. I won't say I have had any Virii, but I would say it's done it's job 98% of the time. I also use a combo of others, SpyBot, SpySweeper, Lavasoft, & recently MalWareBytes cleaned up a messy computer, somebody had accidentally infected.
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