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Windows 7: Best AV out there?

18 Feb 2014   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

With due respect Rich, it is because of my common sense and computer knowledge that keeps me away from MSE.

I have used it in the past and found it lacking in detection and removal of items once detected.


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18 Feb 2014   #22
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Then its best to agree to disagree. I have tried many, even Norton, I can get that for free and still prefer MSE in conjunction with Malwarebytes.
I guess I use them all in conjunction with Macrium Reflect, any big problem, I just use my image. Actually needed it twice.
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18 Feb 2014   #23
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
As others have said, it's really a matter of personal preference. Some people like Ford, some like Chevy, some like Dodge when it comes to cars and trucks. And I don't believe there really is a "best" product. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.
This is the answer here. ^^^

But the debate will never end...
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18 Feb 2014   #24
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
As others have said, it's really a matter of personal preference. Some people like Ford, some like Chevy, some like Dodge when it comes to cars and trucks. And I don't believe there really is a "best" product. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.
This is the answer here. ^^^

But the debate will never end...
You are so correct Derek
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18 Feb 2014   #25
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
As others have said, it's really a matter of personal preference. Some people like Ford, some like Chevy, some like Dodge when it comes to cars and trucks. And I don't believe there really is a "best" product. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.
This is the answer here. ^^^

But the debate will never end...
You are so correct Derek
I will buy that. I think I made a similar statement in one of the many threads like this.

I like Dodge too.
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18 Feb 2014   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

There is one thing that MSE never does, that all the others do on some systems, and that is cause BSOD's.

I have seen several tens of these in the BSOD section, and diagnosed a few myself......AVG, Avast, Kaspersky, Norton, Macrapee, Avira, BitDefender...almost every single one. Why only on some systems, and not others, I cannot say.

This is another reason for recommending MSE.....if its the choice between changing AV or living with a BSOD, I know which most of us would prefer.
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18 Feb 2014   #27
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post

I like Dodge too.
But Chevy is better Gary.

Not trying to sidetrack, just a quick joke.

Back to the debate topic at hand
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19 Feb 2014   #28
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I wonder if it's because MSE doesn't use a detection engine as robust as the others? It relies mainly on definitions, I think, while the other use heuristics and behavior for detections. Windows may object to having its innards tickled by some security suites depending on how the user configures his system.

Norton 360 does have a lot of useless "Optimizing" tools, one of which is a built-in defragger and temp file cleaner, both rubbish.

"Macrapee", I think, is the same as MuckAfee.
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19 Feb 2014   #29
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Windows may object to having its innards tickled by some security suites depending on how the user configures his system.
That may very well be the case
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19 Feb 2014   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay we all have made our choices, that's great.
The thing I don't understand is why after as many years that Windows 7 has been out why can't 3rd party anti viruses and firewalls developers figured out how to make their programs work with Windows 7.
BSOD do keep you safe; your computer won't work.
It's like a car that can't start pollutes the least.
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