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Windows 7: Antivirus. Which to choose?

19 Aug 2012   #1
Intsu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Antivirus. Which to choose?

Hey guys,

Today I thought that, what is the best AV software for my computer. What you guys think?
Fastest AV?
Best AV?
The most secure AV?
Much more.. Please, don't send me any statistic's I want YOUR's advice
I expect someone to give me a nice overview of AV's

Thanks,
Intsu


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19 Aug 2012   #2
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did use Avast for a while but it seems to be getting a bit heavy with system resources, have now switched to Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
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19 Aug 2012   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Unfortunately it's like asking what your preferred alcoholic beverage is, you'll get a ton of different answers. I use Trend Micro Titanium and Malwarebytes. By the way I'm a red wine, margarita and single malt man myself ! lol
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19 Aug 2012   #4
PaulSoebekti

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

MSE for me.
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19 Aug 2012   #5
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Avast! this round.
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19 Aug 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The most commonly recommended programs on this forum are probably Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast, with Malware Bytes often recommended as a complementary application.

The most recent versions of Norton have a pretty good reputation if you prefer to pay.

McAfee is the one most often NOT recommended.

There are dozens of threads on this topic in the Security section, available via a search.
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19 Aug 2012   #7
Intsu

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

haha, nice linnemeyer For me i think i don't use any AV's because I'm not downloading crapp. no.. Windows firewall for me, lol
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19 Aug 2012   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For fastest, Avast is a good choice, I'm using it at work, but gives way too many false positives, and is full of advertisements.
The best I know is Kaspersky, I use it at my desktop at home and goes really well, but is quite slow and a resource hog, however it catches may viruses and has a good detection ratio.
MSE is nice because it doesn't has any ads (because it's the only I know that doesn't has a paid version), but lacks in many aspects and is not something I would recommend to anyone. Quite fast too.

Personally, I would choose Kaspersky if you want to afford some money for it. Otherwise stick with the free Avast or Avira.
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19 Aug 2012   #9
Skylais

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Avast put into silent/gaming mode
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19 Aug 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Intsu View Post
haha, nice linnemeyer For me i think i don't use any AV's because I'm not downloading crapp. no.. Windows firewall for me, lol

With millions up on millions using a anti virus and firewall what do you know the other millions don't know. Please share so we all can learn.
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