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Windows 7: what is a good antivirus tool for Windows 7 64 or 32

03 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
what is a good antivirus tool for Windows 7 64 or 32

I tried Kaspersky but I believe it is good but may be a tad slow and even annoying sometimes.... with all those pop ups. I do not go to any funky sites, etc etc... more like developers sites, some news sites. kids go to hello kitty sites, and some kids talk sites etc... suggestions?

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03 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64

Hello. I'll quote JMH from here.
You are asking for opinions.
Opinions are not always based on logic.
Most Security Applications are reviewed/ tested at intervals then made available for study.
These can be accessed via Google if you wish.
Remember quite often vested interests have a barrow to push so results may be slanted one way or the other.

You are the best judge of what suits you & your computer at any given time.
Try the free versions {one at a time} of whatever takes your fancy, see how they perform, make a decision & move on.

If / when removing same be sure to use the appropriate uninstall application from the relevant Company.

Good luck.
This applies to Firewall,but can be usefull for you.

Also check out this thread.
What's the Best Anti-virus?
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03 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

While I find the Free Microsoft Security Essentials decent, amd most important to me, completely un-obtrusive. You can make the stressing of any AV software virtually nill if you do some simple securing of your browser before-hand.

For example, if on IE, set your internet zone to most restrictive. Then put your banking sites, amazon and kids gaming/chat sites into the "Trusted zone" so that only those sites that you chose have the ability to run scripts, do popups, download files and 50 other things that no normal random site should be given permission to do.
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03 Jun 2011   #4

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

I posted this on another thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
This site produces comparison reports on AV software:
AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to

You could read their latest report before choosing.
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16 Nov 2011   #5
Kurt Painter

window 7 x64

I have AVG 2011 and i have had no problems with any viruses or alike
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17 Nov 2011   #6

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
It's not too bad

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurt Painter View Post
I have AVG 2011 and i have had no problems with any viruses or alike
The installer is next to useless though.

It doesn't ask (and therefore can't remember) if I want:
  • A desktop icon.
  • A "Start Menu" link.
Program updates reinstall the program on my C: drive, instead of the location I originally used.

I get the occasional false detection.
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18 Nov 2011   #7

windows 7 home premium 64 bitt
All in one

Mcafee Total Protection then you got it all in one.
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