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Windows 7: which virus scanner is the best?

25 Feb 2012   #1
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 
which virus scanner is the best?

Hey, before a 1 week i had norton 360 anti virus and his reboot time took 90 seconds!
so i change the anti virus to avast free anti virus. Both are good, but i know you recommend to use a virus scanner and delete the antivirus.
which virus scanner you are recommend?


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25 Feb 2012   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I do not recall anyone around here recommending not using an antivirus. Remove Norton is you do not intend to use it. Avast does well in my opinion. You might want to also install the free version of Malwarebytes Antimalware, so that you can run a scan from time to time in case Avast misses anything.
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25 Feb 2012   #3
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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25 Feb 2012   #4
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

But Avast reboot time took 50 seconds... if i will delete it my computer will be reboot very faster (50 seconds less)
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25 Feb 2012   #5
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

and its ok if i'm not enable in malwarebytes "Real-time protection"? because is take a lot of cpu... and my computer going slow
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25 Feb 2012   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

A reboot time of less than a minute with your specs does not sound bad to me at all. And no, you do not need Malwarebytes real-time protection as long as you have Avast installed.
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25 Feb 2012   #7
Athene

 

You may also want to have a look at the sticky thread of this board over here ;-)
What's the Best Anti-virus?
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25 Feb 2012   #8
omereilon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64BIT
 
 

thanks good night
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25 Feb 2012   #9
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you decide to run with no real time AV, then you need to do so with Sandboxie. I have been AV free for a long while now, but I use Sandboxie Paid 100% of the time that I'm online, and I use HitMan Pro and Malwarebytes as my ondemand scanners twice a week.
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