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Windows 7: Need help deciding new AV


10 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Need help deciding new AV

I've always used McAfee but everybody keeps telling me to stay away from it so I decided I'd follow their advice, but I kind of need a new AV. Couldn't get used to MSE, so I'm thinking either MBAM, Avira or Kaspersky. What do you guys think?

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10 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

EDIT: Wow, posted on the wrong thread. Sorry!
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10 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Malwarebytes Anti Malware is not a anti virus. It's as it's name implies. Great program for what it is designed for.
I use Microsoft Security Essentials for my anti virus and I'm pleased with it.
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10 May 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here's a place to start with some explanations and 59 pages of opinions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...tml#post633595
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10 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Here's a place to start with some explanations and 59 pages of opinions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...tml#post633595
I, uh... read that already

I was in doubt over these three (now two), so I decided I might as well ask. I was uncertain if I should post there or create a new thread, so if I did it wrong I'm sorry
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10 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigfeh View Post
I've always used McAfee but everybody keeps telling me to stay away from it so I decided I'd follow their advice, but I kind of need a new AV. Couldn't get used to MSE, so I'm thinking either MBAM, Avira or Kaspersky. What do you guys think?
I. too, use MSE and am very pleased with it.

I also run Malwarebytes Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

and Superantispyware SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!

One other program is WOT - shows a Green dot if site is safe, or a yellow if questionable and Red if dangerous. Download the WOT add-on | WOT (Web of Trust)

With these programs (and of course Safe surfing, you should be fine).
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10 May 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigfeh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Here's a place to start with some explanations and 59 pages of opinions.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...tml#post633595
I, uh... read that already

I was in doubt over these three (now two), so I decided I might as well ask. I was uncertain if I should post there or create a new thread, so if I did it wrong I'm sorry
No need to be sorry, you did fine. The thread was to show what a couple hundred people think, a couple hundred different opinions.
I vote for Norton Internet Security. I've used it with no issued for 7 or so years. Most people on the forum hate it though, but haven't used it themselves recently.
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10 May 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I was taking a look at the AV-Comparatives website and wow, BitDefender did astoundingly well in all test and was best in most of these. What do you guys think about their software, support and service as a whole?
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10 May 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I've never used Bit Defender, but am considering it. If I remember it very costly compared to the rest.
I'm wrong, it's F-Secure being expensive.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/20259...ly-tested.html
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11 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I've never used Bit Defender, but am considering it. If I remember it very costly compared to the rest.
I'm wrong, it's F-Secure being expensive.
Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested | PCWorld
I have been using Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 since Feb this year. I have had no problems it just does its thing in the back ground. So far I have been very impressed.

Andy
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