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Windows 7: Windows 7 compatible Antivirus

28 Jan 2009   #91
sergiogarcia9

 

Im using Eset Nod32 right now...Works Perfect


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28 Jan 2009   #92
michaelg

xp
 
 

From experience i have found avast to be very good with windows xp.
Therefore i am happy to use it with windows 7.
I did have to create a firewall rule before windows would let the program update though.
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28 Jan 2009   #93
smoaky

Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
 
 

Other have posted Comodo Internet Security works if you install it with administrator rights.
Still has not worked for me. Get to the install stage it stops and rolls back to initial install and stops.
Wont go any farther than that with no explanation as to why. Help
Using NOD32 Beta now until it expires on 03/02/09
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28 Jan 2009   #94
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

I'm using antivir free , Isn't everyone

reasoning : It's free , updates regularly , best detection rate , low resource useage
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29 Jan 2009   #95
SnapCount

Windows XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7RC 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SnapCount View Post
Bitdefneder 2009 here... and it also works!!
Sorta still works but anti phishing is going mad on every website i go to now..

Now running Kaspersky Tech preview
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29 Jan 2009   #96
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smoaky View Post
NOD32 looks promising but seems to be a resource hog.
Hi smoaky

I do have one thing to say...39MB's is a "resource hog"?

Nod32 AV is actually one of the smaller footprints around. Now if you're talking the ESS suite, I haven't used it since I was Beta testing it but I hear the footprint for it is still one of the smallest.

Just an FYI here
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29 Jan 2009   #97
pcbill

windows 7 Beta
 
 
Avira Premium Security Suite Beta (AntiVir 9)

I installed this beta on windows 7 32 bit. Has support for windows 7. It works great.

PCBill
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29 Jan 2009   #98
Marc Winter

 
Problems with Antivir Workstation

I've tried Antivir Workstation (the version contained in Avira enterprise bundles) on x64. Worked fine with one really anoying exception: sometimes Webguard prevented my browsers from connecting to any server. Both IE and Firefox would simply display a grey, empty window instead of the requested page.

Quite hard to debug as - for example - ping to the url worked fine and the browser didn't show any error-messages. Disabling Webguard fixed the problem.

I've now switched to the free version of Antivir and use the W7 Firewall+Defender to replace the additional features of Antivir Workstation. This works fine.
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29 Jan 2009   #99
smoaky

Ubuntu,Mandriva,PCLOS,XP and,Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Hi smoaky

I do have one thing to say...39MB's is a "resource hog"?

Nod32 AV is actually one of the smaller footprints around. Now if you're talking the ESS suite, I haven't used it since I was Beta testing it but I hear the footprint for it is still one of the smallest.

Just an FYI here
Thanks for the correction.
I am actually testing W7 on an old laptop.That is why NOD32 seems sluggish.
W7 actually runs on 900Mhz CPU with a mere 384 RAM.( Thought what the heck I,ll try installing W7 on this ole laptop and see what happens) and whattya know it runs pretty good!!
A bit slow but it still runs on the configuration. Try that with Vista!!!
Also running W7 on my main system.
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30 Jan 2009   #100
Beamish417

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post
I ditched my Antivirus on the 8th of November 2006 and stopped using software firewalls back in 2004 and I have never regretted it once since

Still not one infection and If I cared about outbound protection I wouldn't have the computer connected to the Internet

I always win at playing "Spot the Virus"
Same here. I usually run an online scan about once a month when I'm bored but haven't had an infection since I've stoped using AV protection a couple years ago.

Run with LUA (non admin), stop downloading pirated software, use Opera/Firefox as your default browser with an updated filter.ini or the noscript plug-in, get a hardware firewall if you don't already..It's really not that hard to practise safe computing and honestly all an AV is gonna do kick out a couple false positives to make you feel like your money was well spent while the real threats slip by undetected .

Not saying running without an AV is for everyone, just don't let the false sense of security it offers lead to bad browsing habits.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Hi smoaky

I do have one thing to say...39MB's is a "resource hog"?
Isn't Nod32 just an AV? Pretty sure it is, 39MB at idle would be considered a resource hog when compared with an Internet security suite like KIS with the AV, firewall, proactive defense, etc, it sits at 10-14MB at idle and eats less CPU to boot.

All bs aside if you have to have an AV go with Avast or Kaspersky for 32-bit. Bitdefender on 64, afaik it's the only one that's truely native 64 and doesn't have to hump WOW64 while doing its thing.
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