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Windows 7: What Anti-Virus should I install on Win7?

13 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


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13 Sep 2009   #12

Win 7 SP1

As Mickey Megabyte said, its more important to go with what feels best with you.

Pretty much all anti-virus/security software packages will be written or have been updated already to work with W7.

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13 Sep 2009   #13

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Of course there are a multitude of AV programs available, the best one is oft overlooked and used the least .... it lies between your ears!! Common sense and vigilance will do more to protect you against viruses than the peddlers of AV programs would have you think..

That being said, MSE is a solid program that offers good protection for the average user...
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14 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Another vote for NOD32
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14 Sep 2009   #15

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

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14 Sep 2009   #16

Windows 7 32bit RTM

Eset =)!
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14 Sep 2009   #17

windows 7 Premium

All of the above are very good.Kapersky is brill,but does slow down file loading.I'm trying out a new free one from a company security leader,Forticlient internet security.Seems good so far,with vpn support.And the standard version is Free

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14 Sep 2009   #18


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
I use Avira, it is very good.
i always used Avira ,but ditched it because for some reason on 64bit i couldnt disable start up splash screens through the usual way that i did with 32bit is through regedit Open regedit and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
In the right pane double-click avgnt and add /nosplash at the end of the path (ex. /min /nosplash). but theres know avgnt key in that registry location

has anyone found an alternativeway to disable splash screen?
if so please tell

edit found it...
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14 Sep 2009   #19

Windows XP SP3

I would recommend the latest Norton AV, or the corporate edition. Those one of the highest detection rates and low resource usage. Otherwise a solution like Kaspersky is good. Some other anti-virus products I don't prefer because they continiously prove to have low(er) detection rates and/or more resource usage.
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14 Sep 2009   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Microsoft Security Essentials is free and seems good.
It also scores very high in detection rates as well, from
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