Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Top AV Program Use Here in 'Seven'

View Poll Results: Which AV Program Do You Currently Use?
Avast 7 17.07%
AVG 4 9.76%
Bit Defender 1 2.44%
ESET 5 12.20%
F-Secure 0 0%
G-Data 0 0%
Kaspersky 3 7.32%
MacAfee 0 0%
Norton 2 4.88%
Trend Micro 1 2.44%
Other 18 43.90%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

13 Jul 2013   #1
jack1953

Windows 7
 
 
Top AV Program Use Here in 'Seven'

I just completed a research on AV programs, and according to the most recent independent tests, Bit Defender finishes with the most accumulative points.
I'm curious to see what the top programs are by users here in 'Seven'.

I am making this a poll. According to the test data, I'm going to list the top 10 programs and include 'Other' in the poll in case you do not use any of the ones listed.

If you check 'other' please weigh in and tell us which program you use and your personal review of it.

I will kick it off and say that I have been using Avast Internet Security. I got a great 2 year deal for 3 machines and have had no problems. My subscription runs out in early 2014.

Thanks for participating,

Jack


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Jul 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

I use MSE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jul 2013   #3
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

I picked "Other": Avira Free Antivirus.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


13 Jul 2013   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote:
According to the test data, I'm going to list the top 10 programs
Interesting that MacAfee is in your top 10...

MSE for me.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2013   #5
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

I've tried most of the mainstream AV programs on the net and several of the commercial AV's. The only one that I felt didn't kill system performance was AVIRA. I still use AVIRA on my XP box, along with SAS and MBAM. I started using MSE with SAS/MBAM when I bought Win7 and it is nice, does not hog resources. I well start using MSE on my XP box when my AVIRA subscription is up next year. IMHO AVG, AVAST, Norton and McAfee are system killers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2013   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

MSE for me too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2013   #7
jack1953

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
I've tried most of the mainstream AV programs on the net and several of the commercial AV's. The only one that I felt didn't kill system performance was AVIRA. I still use AVIRA on my XP box, along with SAS and MBAM. I started using MSE with SAS/MBAM when I bought Win7 and it is nice, does not hog resources. I well start using MSE on my XP box when my AVIRA subscription is up next year. IMHO AVG, AVAST, Norton and McAfee are system killers.
Nice review!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2013   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-Mint-Mate 17.1x64
 
 

I'll forth..MSE
Mcafee shouldn't even be on the list/ worst choice ever.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2013   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Avast.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jul 2013   #10
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

avast! Free for a couple of computers.

MSE for a couple of others.

Forgot...avast on tablet also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Top AV Program Use Here in 'Seven'




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Program installed in Program Files requires elevation?
I have a program that wanted to install in a document folder :mad: I have installed it in Program Files, but it requires elevation or it produces errors when running. I know I can tick the Run As ... box in the shortcut, but is there a better way, such as taking ownership of the install folder?
System Security
Program refusing to install in standard program files folder
I have an Advent (PC World brand) Laptop that comes with its own custom On-Screen Display software. The software is made for 32 bit Windows with no 64 bit version available as far as I'm aware. I have upgraded to 64 bit Windows recently and everything seems to work great except the OSD. ...
Software
Sounds works except for one program, but that program shows activity
Sound generally works perfectly fine on my computer, I can watch movies, play games, etc.... Except, I recently installed the slingplayer desktop program. I do not hear any sound. However, the mixer is showing that it is generating audio. This works perfectly fine on a different computer. ...
Sound & Audio
Creating an Elevated Program Shortcut for Search Everything Program.
I`ve done this successfully for SpeedFan, but I`m having a problem with doing the same for the Search Everything program. I`ve been through the tutorial steps several times now, the task executes successfully,( I checked it with command prompt box) but nothing happens. /c start "SpeedFan"...
Software
Windows Runs Installation of Program When I Start Program
I installed Weathrbug Plus and for some odd reason recently when I run it Windows runs the installation for the program. When I run the prograsm I get the typical "Preparing to install..." abnd then tyhe 'Configuring Weatherbug. I've been in contact with Weatherbug Support all day and we can't seem...
Software
Program icon pinned to taskbar not replaced by active program button
Until recently, whenever I opened a program by clicking on the program icon pinned to the taskbar, that icon was replaced by the active program button. This is the behavior I want in order to keep the taskbar uncluttered. However, I recently mistakenly unpinned an icon for Mozilla Thunderbird and...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App