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Windows 7: What antivirus should I get in 2016

15 Mar 2016   #1
Mamma8

windows 7home edition x64
 
 
What antivirus should I get in 2016

I have Windows 7 home 64bit ( NO desire to upgrade to win10 at this time)
IE 11
Free Malwarebytes and Ccleaner
Sysinternals Process Explorer & Process Monitor
GWX control panel

I need an antivirus we download music games on social sites so basically everywhere that is going to give me junk.
Based on these things what would might be a good fit for me?


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15 Mar 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Both Avast and Avira, just to name a few of many, offer free versions, just make sure you do the advanced/custom install, so you install only the modules you want and need.
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15 Mar 2016   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials and that works pretty well. Have not had any problems yet - knock on wood.
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15 Mar 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use MSE which has served me well.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows
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15 Mar 2016   #5
Mamma8

windows 7home edition x64
 
 

I have some trust issues with Microsoft in that they may try and install other stuff without me knowing about it
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15 Mar 2016   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That danger is always there. But I think Microsoft is a responsible company and the chances to get screwed up are really minimal.
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16 Mar 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Panda free is good
FREE and lightweight antivirus - Panda Security
You could upgrade to mbam premium for the most good.
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16 Mar 2016   #8
cornemuse

Windows 7 Home Premium bit
 
 

I have been using AVG for a few years, the computer keeps getting slower and s l o w e r each time it upgrades itself. (<- noticeably slower). On my "new" tosh laptop, I am trying '360 Total Security", seems more unobtrusive than AVG, Avast, etc. Anybody else have experience with it?

https://www.360totalsecurity.com/en/

-corne-
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17 Mar 2016   #9
BlackHawk1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mamma8 View Post
I have Windows 7 home 64bit ( NO desire to upgrade to win10 at this time)
IE 11
Free Malwarebytes and Ccleaner
Sysinternals Process Explorer & Process Monitor
GWX control panel

I need an antivirus we download music games on social sites so basically everywhere that is going to give me junk.
Based on these things what would might be a good fit for me?

Good call implementing GWX Control Panel! For anti-virus I would pick between Avira, Kaspersky, or Bitdefender. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for added protection preferably the Pro (paid) version. Throw in Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, the free version. Use an adblocker and practice safe surfing.
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17 Mar 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
practice safe surfing
That's the only thing that makes sense. All the other stuff is pretty useless.
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