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Windows 7: Best antivirus for Windows 7?


03 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Best antivirus for Windows 7?

I am looking for the best possible antivirus program for Windows 7, that wouldn't take up so much space on my laptop. I don't mind if I have to pay or if it is free, I just want the best protection.

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03 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their is no best or we would all be using the same anti virus.
I use MSE.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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03 Feb 2013   #3

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

MSE is what i use also its very light weight.
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04 Feb 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Take a look in here mate loads of free stuff myself am out and out Kaspersky (safe money mode is perfect) and if I didn't have that I would go Comodo Premium - free.

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

Oh meant to add none are 100% and 95% of the responsibility is any computer user.
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05 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Bitdefender and Kaspersky if you want paid or avast free antivirus and Microsoft security essential if you are looking for free antivirus software .
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05 Feb 2013   #6

linux fuduntu
 
 

I recommend avast free or paid ikarus anti.virus in combination with sandboxie free and malwarebytes free...
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05 Feb 2013   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I had problems with getting automatic updates with MSE so I switched back to the free version of AVAST!
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06 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Take a look in here mate loads of free stuff myself am out and out Kaspersky (safe money mode is perfect) and if I didn't have that I would go Comodo Premium - free.

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

Oh meant to add none are 100% and 95% of the responsibility is any computer user.
I also recommend Comodo premium free , use it myself since i'm on a tight budget and this is the closest and best security you will get to a payed version imo. It's great and has stopped 3 infections from my use since I got it back in November and has a personal firewall which is great. Also has it's own dns sever which is optional which has filters for known bad sites that automatically get blocked. Along with a firewall set up to only allow software that is signed to start up and assumes every other software is malscoius but ask you if it's and you can set up very easy to assign which programs are allowed to the internet and which are not.

I totally recommend this AV software over every AV if you're looking for a free option.

Have it installed on my windows 7 and xp machine. Also installed it on my friends pc which runs vista and it does a great job,stopped about 2 infections since I made her a clean install of vista from what I know.
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06 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Another vote for Bitdefender. I also run Malwarebytes Pro.

Bitdefender is new to me as of yesterday and it is mighty impressive. It is easy to set up and configure, has a ton of extremely useful features and does its job quietly.

Andy
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07 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Their is no best or we would all be using the same anti virus.
I use MSE.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows

Ditto! MSE, lightest, well to be honest it is owned and built by Microsoft, so how bad could it be
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