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Windows 7: what is a good virus software

07 Jan 2016   #1
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
what is a good virus software

i use Microsoft security essential and malwarebyte is microsoft essentials a good software? looking to scan for virus to see if its the cause of websites loading slow in firefox


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07 Jan 2016   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Best Antivirus Software and Apps 2016

I use AVG/ZEN Free Edition 2016 and it works well for me. You need a real-time scanner like this
or others mentioned in link above. But you also need a couple scan on-demand scanners because
ONE program does not necessarily catch all the bad guys.
Good luck.
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07 Jan 2016   #3
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ESET Smart Security. Been using it for years.
Excellent security program. Not free but worth it.
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07 Jan 2016   #4
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

does avg slow computer down a bit? i downloaded it and my browser freezes a bit watching videos or opening a website anyway to fix that?
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07 Jan 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

There is no good virus software. Best is to stay away from the internet with Windows. Instead use Linux on the internet.

Install Linux (e.g. Mint) and run Windows in virtual under Linux. Then the Windows internet activities pass thru Linux.
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07 Jan 2016   #6
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
there is no good virus software. Best is to stay away from the internet with windows.
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08 Jan 2016   #7
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

are there others? i tested avg it slowed my laptop down
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08 Jan 2016   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baddog22556 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
there is no good virus software. Best is to stay away from the internet with windows.
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08 Jan 2016   #9
la321

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

when i do a full scan it stops close to end i'm using windows security essentials it has detected some things but the number has stopped at 941866 files and has been stopped on one file for past hour and software has been scanning since 12:33 and it is now 5:30 without moving from the item time elapsed still shows 1:28:58 lots have been scanned though
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08 Jan 2016   #10
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by la321 View Post
are there others? i tested avg it slowed my laptop down
Strange. I'll match my speed using mine to anyone else.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Looks like you did not get the message.
Must have got it as I quoted it. Just my option to not agree.
I have been at this game for many, many years.

All software tools I use are free and are as good or better than any paid versions.
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