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Windows 7: Need New Antivirus

27 Feb 2015   #11
mickey12gauge

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Use MSE and Malwarebytes.


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27 Feb 2015   #12
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey12gauge View Post
Use MSE and Malwarebytes.
what's MSE and use malwarebytes free edition but need the paid for one ( Bitdefender ) for my daughter only 19.99 three licences
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27 Feb 2015   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

MSE
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27 Feb 2015   #14
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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Microsoft security essentials I.E (MSE) got real bad reviews and was regarded as minimal protection by more than a few respected publications I read ???
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28 Feb 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
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Microsoft security essentials I.E (MSE) got real bad reviews and was regarded as minimal protection by more than a few respected publications I read ???
That's right. It did.

Anti-virus apps are largely a matter of personal preference. Opinions vary widely. Some people place more value on published reviews than others.

Stick with one of the better known applications that you understand, can live with, and will keep updated and running properly. One that fits your budget. Kaspersky, Norton, MSE, Bit Defender, Avast, etc. I wouldn't agonize over which one.

Any of them will work well in conjunction with Malwarebytes, which searches for different things. The paid for version of Malwarebytes is I think about $20 per year and protects in real time, preventing stuff from entering your PC. The free version does NOT protect in real time, but will scan on demand. Sounds like you need the paid version.
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28 Feb 2015   #16
web

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by web View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Microsoft security essentials I.E (MSE) got real bad reviews and was regarded as minimal protection by more than a few respected publications I read ???
That's right. It did.

Anti-virus apps are largely a matter of personal preference. Opinions vary widely. Some people place more value on published reviews than others.

Stick with one of the better known applications that you understand, can live with, and will keep updated and running properly. One that fits your budget. Kaspersky, Norton, MSE, Bit Defender, Avast, etc. I wouldn't agonize over which one.

Any of them will work well in conjunction with Malwarebytes, which searches for different things. The paid for version of Malwarebytes is I think about $20 per year and protects in real time, preventing stuff from entering your PC. The free version does NOT protect in real time, but will scan on demand. Sounds like you need the paid version.
I need the paid version to include my daughter .... do u ever stop paying for them lol
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28 Feb 2015   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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I need the paid version to include my daughter .... do u ever stop paying for them lol
Malwarebytes used to have a lifetime license. You paid once and it could be had for as little as $15. But a year or so ago, they went to a "subscription" model where you pay every year. Too bad.

I think the current paid version is called Malwarebytes Premium.
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02 Mar 2015   #18
jerrypc1

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

I used Avast for a long time but about a year ago I started getting popups several times a day to purchase the full version I just got tired of the popups and changed to Avira Antivirus and I personally like it better.But that's just me.
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02 Mar 2015   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use MSE and Malwarebytes Premium and both can be set to auto update. They both run active..

I also use the Windows 7 built in firewall.

This combination works for me.
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02 Mar 2015   #20
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ditto on MSE. I run the free MBAM weekly and Emsisoft EK occasionally for a deep check. Nothing ever shows up but I'm not a very active "downloader" and I don't share PCs or click on every link presented to me. One item of interest may be the fact that MS IE 10 & 11 catch almost 100% of the Socially Engineered Malware (SEM) attempts and leads all other browsers by a wide margin. This is part of the reason MSE, if even included in the tests, ranks lower than the rest of the billboard AVs. Microsoft's security is primarily OS and browser based and the AV reviews simply ignore it. Most of the tests use old data for MSE or copy from other slanted tests. When used with IE and UAC, MSE pretty much blows all the other AVs off the chart. Perhaps that's why it's not included with tests or leave portions out.


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