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Windows 7: Best anti-virus?

06 Nov 2009   #1
hp8qer

 
Best anti-virus?

Hi, I'm using Bitdefender 2009 and its almost expiring, so i need to get a new anti-virus. Which is the best nowadays? Cause I remember for 2009 BitDefender was one of the best, but I dont know about 2010. Thanks


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07 Nov 2009   #2
MSMVP

win 7
 
 

Why not have a try about free anti-virus?such as,AVG ,Avast! home editon
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07 Nov 2009   #3
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Avast works great with Windows 7. Auto updates itself and it just works! I've used it for years on a lot of systems.
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07 Nov 2009   #4
frontech

 

Currently Microsoft's MSE is only the best and free antivirus program (I am using this). AV-Comparatives. org rated it as good ( malware and leftovers removal), all others shows an average result, expect a few (e-Scan and Symantec) (September 09 report)
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07 Nov 2009   #5
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

ESET is pretty much the best there is. Most VB awards. Most Av comparatives top honors.

I have used it since v 2.5 and it can't be matched.

It's the proven leader!
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07 Nov 2009   #6
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you Google any Anti virus software you will find a Report that tells you that it is the best you can use,and you can also find one that tells you that it is the worst.
Make a decision do you want to pay for one or want a free one.
Select one from the main stream AV's that seems to you to do the job and go for it.
You will find that as this thread gets larger you will find more and more AV programs recommended until you have just about every AV program recommended and you are back where you started
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07 Nov 2009   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Here's the ratings based of malware removal test in October 09 by AV-Comparatives.

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07 Nov 2009   #8
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
If you Google any Anti virus software you will find a Report that tells you that it is the best you can use,and you can also find one that tells you that it is the worst.
Make a decision do you want to pay for one or want a free one.
Select one from the main stream AV's that seems to you to do the job and go for it.
You will find that as this thread gets larger you will find more and more AV programs recommended until you have just about every AV program recommended and you are back where you started
+1
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07 Nov 2009   #9
Jester45

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

+1 for avast or Microsoft's SE

I say avast if your really worried (it feels like it scans stuff better, slower maybe?)
i know that is very scientific
Microsoft security essentials is a lot faster with quick scans at least and is pretty lightweight
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07 Nov 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I dont know why ppl find MSE as lightweight. I m sure its always between 40-50 MB.
Lightweight products are Norton 2010 or Kaspersky 2010 which are merely under 10 MB.
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