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Windows 7: Free antivirus is too slow!!

08 Apr 2012   #1
ionutica

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Free antivirus is too slow!!

I have a problem with my antivirus i can't choose one because it makes my computer run slow and the feeling of being safe does not convince me to keep it instead i uninstalled it.
I have no antivirus
Please help me,
Ionutica


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08 Apr 2012   #2
Arc

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08 Apr 2012   #3
ionutica

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

If you mean fast and free antivirus the yes that is what i need!!! Something that does not have a big impact!!!
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08 Apr 2012   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionutica View Post
I have a problem with my antivirus i can't choose one because it makes my computer run slow and the feeling of being safe does not convince me to keep it instead i uninstalled it.
I have no antivirus
Please help me,
Ionutica
* What Anti Virus did you remove?

* I strongly suggest you install Microsoft Security Essentials as soon as possible.
It is free & used by lots of people here.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

* Then install Malwarebytes.

Please download the free version of Malwarebytes.

Update it immediately.
Do a full system scan

Let us know the results at the end.

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!
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09 Apr 2012   #5
ionutica

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

OK!!! I am doing it right now!!!
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09 Apr 2012   #6
elstupido

win 7 64
 
 

I would suggest using Sandboxie and forget about MSE.
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09 Apr 2012   #7
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

+1 for JMH's recommendation. That is what I have - MSE and a paid version of Malwarebytes.
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09 Apr 2012   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elstupido View Post
I would suggest using Sandboxie and forget about MSE.
This won't necessarily protect you at all when you get files and such from friends on USB keys and the like.

I second the use of MSE, it works great for me. Unless your PC is woefully underpowered, the performance impact should be more or less unnoticeable.
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09 Apr 2012   #9
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

A good AV suite is mandatory in today's computing environment and some companies have trouble keeping up with viruses that are updated almost minute by minute.

For me and my clients this is a no brainer. Spending $70.00 for a year of protection is not an option, it is a necessity. I use and recommend Norton Internet Security. It is light on your system and is one of the best at catching the newer strains of the FakeAlerts that can devastate a system. It is the cost of doing business on the Internet today.
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09 Apr 2012   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I have been trimming what I spend on various things Internet related the past year, but one thing that I will always have is a Security Suite. The one I use is $40 a year and well worth it. I prefer it over free ones, but there are some good free ones out there. I would suggest Microsoft Security Essentials if you are looking for a free one.
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