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08 May 2012   #1
nnj925

Windows 7
 
 
Help...recommendations...

Can anyone please recommend a good free antivirus protection? I need it for my son's laptop..he has a Gateway laptop with windows 7?

Thanks in advance for any info you may have


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08 May 2012   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

nnj925,
Welcome to SF. I would suggest:

Microsoft Security Essentials and then the free version of Malwarebytes.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials

http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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09 May 2012   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Welcome nnj925,

What Anti Virus is your son currently using?

I agree with Alan above re {free} Microsoft Security Essentials & {free} Malarewarebytes.
They can be downloaded via...


Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Malwarebytes : Download free malware, virus and spyware tools to get your computer back in shape!

Update both immediately.
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09 May 2012   #4
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go for what they recommend. Both AV is awesome and very light.

MSE and Malwarebytes
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09 May 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'd certainly agree with the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials.

In fact, some people are saying it's that good now you don't even need Malwarebytes, but using both won't do any harm.
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09 May 2012   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Just to clarify matters Use the Microsoft product as the "live" AV and the malwarebytes as an occasional extra scanner in manual mode, it is not advisable to run both "live"
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09 May 2012   #7
nnj925

Windows 7
 
 

He had a version of Kapkoski (spelling) that came with the computer for like 6 months...then he had bitdefender and it expired...and now with paying for college and all he really was looking for something free.
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09 May 2012   #8
sk0t0s

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go for Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes. It's free and good AV also...
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09 May 2012   #9
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nnj925 View Post
He had a version of Kapkoski (spelling) that came with the computer for like 6 months...then he had bitdefender and it expired...and now with paying for college and all he really was looking for something free.
nnj925,

IF you are going to follow our recommendations you should remove all traces of Kaspersky & Bit Defender via their uninstall tools before installing the new programs.

Refer links below

http://support.kaspersky.com/downloa...vremover10.zip

How to uninstall BitDefender
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