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Windows 7: Poll: Which type of antivirus do you use, recommend?


View Poll Results: Which security software, if any, do you use
Microsoft Forefront Client Security 14 8.81%
McAfee Antivirus 7 4.40%
Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 34 21.38%
Windows Defender 15 9.43%
Norton of any kind 18 11.32%
Other 83 52.20%
None 10 6.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

23 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
NOD32 64bit

fastest AV
uses least memory
smallest footprint
highest detection
its reputation speaks for itself.
I want proof on all of those statements.

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23 Aug 2009   #12

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I want proof on all of those statements.
I use it and still want proof

Ken
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23 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Konceptz804 View Post
NOD32 64bit

fastest AV
uses least memory
smallest footprint
highest detection
its reputation speaks for itself.
Nah dude Norton is faster, uses less than 6MB of RAM, MUCH more updates (when I say MUCH more, I mean it!)
And detection rate...Havent looked at recent test.
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23 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'd also like to see some reputable website's review of NOD32, or of any of the antivirus programs listed here; please post links if you find them!

EDIT: I need to do a little more research, but i dredged this up pretty quickly

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/2009-ant...view-1315.html

They say that the best free antivirus is Avira AntiVir; however, i have never used it and am reluctant to switch from Microsoft's professional antivirus (i get it for free) to it.

At this point, my need for a thorough antivirus protection is minimal; i mostly need something for that "Just in case" or if someone else's files are contaminated. I think McAfee and Norton both seem like overkill.
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23 Aug 2009   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

NOD32 x64, if only cuz I use it and it's worked perfectly with Windows 7 x64.
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23 Aug 2009   #16
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

not so common sense
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23 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use AVG Free on my computer and Avast on my wife's laptop. I like them both because they are free. And we are pretty safe web surfers...so it hasn't been a problem if they don't catch everything (because neither do we).
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24 Aug 2009   #18

 

MSE, its free, works for me
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24 Aug 2009   #19

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hello gamepro, i guess you'rei in a misconception that Norton uses just 6 MB. Open taskmgr and click "Show processes From All Users". Now check how Norton is eating RAM in breakfast, unch and dinner.
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24 Aug 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

eset NOD32 has consistently proven itself as the best av software available. it has recieved Virus Bulletin's VB100 logo in all but 3 tests since 1998. Norton failed the most recent test and was not awarded with their logo. Kaspersky has failed 17 times. Avast has failed 23 times. No software has passed more times than NOD32.
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