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Windows 7: Antivirus


19 Oct 2012   #1

genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 
Antivirus

please tell which one is good for PC ..
quick heal internet security (licensed version) or Microsoft security essential...

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19 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
It is of course a matter of opinion, but I think the Microsoft Security Essentials is the best.
You are going to get dozens of answers disagreeing with me, but I think that they are wrong. MSE, has never caused a problem with Windows, but others have. They have caused slow performance, BSODs and other problems When the others come to say that something else is best, have them explain about the problems. I do not know about the specific one that you mentioned, but why pay when you can get free and it works with no problems.
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19 Oct 2012   #3

genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 

but what is the problem with quick heal ?
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19 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know any body that uses Quick Heal but if you got your heart set on it use it.
I use MSE.
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19 Oct 2012   #5

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

MSE and safe browsing is all you need.

Jerry
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19 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It all depends on what the OP wants. Quick Heal is a paid AV that comes from India, and from what I understand, is very popular there. MSE is free, basic protection that is from the US and may or may not be the best free option for an Indian user. If the OP is a safe user that never looks for porn, cracks, torrents ect.., then MSE may serve him/her well. I for one think there are better free options out there then MSE, and if the OP is a riskier user, and doesn't mind paying, then there are far better AV suites available compared to Quick Heal.

If I were a risky surfer, and didn't mind paying, I would buy Emsisoft Antimalware 7.0 in a heartbeat. Light on system resources, and damn near bullet proof.
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19 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware are all most people will ever need. Both free and work very well.
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20 Oct 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Avast free
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20 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm another MSE fan. Never had an issue with it.
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21 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

MSE has one short coming for some people; COA.
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