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Windows 7: Best AV out there?

19 Feb 2014   #31
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
It's like a car that can't start pollutes the least.
Its also a useless hunk of metal....its no use to anyone.


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19 Feb 2014   #32
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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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.
Who says MSE doesn't have heuristics?? - Wilders Security Forums

MSE has heuristics - they just suck.
MSE worries
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19 Feb 2014   #33
Jonguy30

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

About BSODs.. I had one when I was using avast. I don't know what it was caused by, it just appeared like that. One day when I booted up my laptop I got nice little BSOD, I don't remember what it said but I only had to reboot the laptop and it was gone. I haven't had another BSOD since and it's the first BSOD I've ever had, heh. I wonder why it appeared at all, my PC is 100% healthy.
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19 Feb 2014   #34
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

So all this talk of the freebies, MC'crappe or Not'on(Norton)


Has anyone else tried Kapersky, ESET or Trend Micro?

I've used and am using all 3 in one way or another.

Eset is great for Gaming, as it prioritizes full screen apps and slows it self down, whilst staying upto date and running silently. My only bugbear with this, is the popups when the DB is out of date, that it then deals with itself anyway ;@

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Gamer mode is a feature in ESET Smart Security and ESET NOD32 Antivirus version 5.x and later:

Activated by default when ESET detects any full-screen application in use (games, movies, etc.).
Maximizes performance and minimizes intrusion when full-screen applications are running.
Postpones scheduled tasks (for example, virus signature database updates or scheduled computer scans).
Disables notification windows.
Minimizes CPU usage by ESET to improve system performance.
Kapersky i found does work quietly in the background and you hardly notice it, until it's needed. Also very sparse with the requirements on your hardware.

Trend, well its a Server / client AV i use in businesses. But i just like the central configuration, push out ability and the automatic updating of all clients. Very few problems with this once it's setup and going. Though initial config can be troublesome.


**Celebrate**
400th Post
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19 Feb 2014   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Congrats on the 400th Tom.

I think every free/paid AV in the world has been discussed here at one time or other.
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19 Feb 2014   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yes this is always a interesting debate,
I don't begin to understand the under the hood workings of an a-v,
All I do know is I've lived without a re-install for nearly 3 years,
Windows updates and built-in programs work very well, especially Internet explorer of all versions,
Habits have not changed at all/ no question about some sites "they're Questionable"
You rarely get what you pay for so I only pay for the ones I believe work,
Cheers.
I like Chevy
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19 Feb 2014   #37
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just for fun you can try this test file with you own AV choice. A good AV will recognize it as malware of some sort. It is, in fact harmless and has been used for years in testing. I'm sure today's AVs would need a tougher test than the EICAR test.

Download EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security
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19 Feb 2014   #38
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Just for fun you can try this test file with you own AV choice. A good AV will recognize it as malware of some sort. It is, in fact harmless and has been used for years in testing. I'm sure today's AVs would need a tougher test than the EICAR test.

Download EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security
Thanks Gary,

Must say that those files were blocked by Chrome, before they even started downloading. Who knew?
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19 Feb 2014   #39
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

IE10 let them all try to start, Norton did not block the zipped ones though, but when I unpacked them it did.
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22 Feb 2014   #40
scottls59901

Windows 7 Pro (32)
 
 

My IE11 Google browser (fully updated) got hijacked yesterday (No Install Chrome button/slow...), and my KIS2013 (Kaspersky Internet Security) AV failed to prevent this or detect it on All scans!

I then ran my Full on-demand scans with MBAM- Negative.

I then ran my on-demand Emsisoft-kit, and it detected/Quarantined a High-Risk browser hijacker in the registry!

The Emsisoft AV always has a High detection rate, but did Not play well with my Windows Security Center (Non-MS code... is Not recognized by WSC), and their Firewall was a BSOD pain!

Other thoughts- In the past I hated the Google Chrome nag, but now I like it!


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