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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   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Poll: Which type of antivirus do you use, recommend?

Hi all,

I recently installed Windows 7 Final after i got the iso from my school-provided msdn account, but while i was searching through other software, I noticed Microsoft Forefront Client Security. I downloaded and installed it in place of Avast! antivirus, which i had been using for years.

My question is: as a student here, i have free access to Microsoft Forefront and McAfee antivirus, as well the free version of Avast!; Which software do you recommend i run, and why?

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23 Aug 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I tried the rest, and now, IMHO, I've got the best ... MSE .. opinions may vary...
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23 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Norton Gaming Edition 2009 PWNS!
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23 Aug 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

You didn't even add NOD32 to the list?
BTW, from the above list, Avast FTW.
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23 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7™ Home Premium x64/Sony PS3 XrossMediaBar™ FW 3.30/Sony PSP XrossMediaBar™ FW 6.20
 
 

I picked Forefront since I use Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 with Windows Firewall.

Can't go wrong with those two .
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23 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Okay I admit that I am stupid, now what is Microsoft Forefont? lol (I use and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials by the way)
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23 Aug 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlexT2889 View Post
I picked Forefront since I use Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0 with Windows Firewall.

Can't go wrong with those two .
+1 .. Thats all I need
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23 Aug 2009   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Okay I admit that I am stupid, now what is Microsoft Forefont? lol (I use and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials by the way)
corporate AV. mostly used in offices.
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23 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've got to say, i used avast for years and it never failed me, but then again most people that are smart about their internet habits can probably avoid viruses.

But one thing i do like about Microsoft Forefront is that it idles at 6MB of ram, and when running a full scan it takes ~6MB of memory and at most 5% of my CPU load.

However, i can't speak for the other programs specifically, but i do know that avast uses around ~30MB of memory, and McAfee is a hog last time i checked.
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23 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

NOD32 64bit

fastest AV
uses least memory
smallest footprint
highest detection
its reputation speaks for itself.
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