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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

01 Dec 2009   #461


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Last year, I was a Windows Vista 32-bit user and hadn't used an antivirus or antispyware solution, except Windows Defender and my laptop had not been infected by a virus. I use Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 64-bit, which this antivirus does handle viruses, trojans and spyware very well for being "free"!
How did you know that your laptop had not been infected by any virus? Have you check it with other AV?
Yes. But with ESET Online Scanner on Vista.

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01 Dec 2009   #462

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit & Ubuntu 10.04

I think MS Security Essentials is really good and light.
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01 Dec 2009   #463

windows 7 ultimate x64

use avira.. simple and best av on the market

Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir

.: Disable the Avira AntiVir avnotify nag screen on windows 7 x64:.

1.Start-> Control Panel
2.Administrative tools-> Local security policy
3.Click on Software Restriction Policy-> Action (at the top)-> create new restriction policies
4.Right-click additional rules (on the right side)-> new path rule
5.Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files(x86)\(Avira)\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\ and double-click avnotify.exe
6.Set the security level to Disallowed-> apply-> ok

removing splash screen on startup

1.Open regedit and navigate to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\wow6432node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
2.In the right pane double-click avgnt and add /nosplash at the end of the path (ex. /min /nosplash)

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28 May 2010   #464

window 7 ultimate

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Yep, Avast is the very good.
it is free? but why it has 30day expired date?
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28 May 2010   #465

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna

Yeah it's free you just need to register it every year to get new keys. go ahead and download the Avast Free Edition and register it.
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28 May 2010   #466
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Boy I have tried many. I don't use free ones. Just went form Trend Micro to Webroot A/V just to try them. T/M doesn't expire until Dec. I have always wondered why one would think that a free version would be as good as a paid version. If that was true said company would never sell a A/V or F/W. A paid for version only cost a few pinnies a day. I and my system are worth that much.
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29 May 2010   #467

Windows 7

AVAST FREE woot woot
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29 May 2010   #468
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu

The Free AV solutions are on a par with the paid ones. The makers simply make their money in different ways. For Microsoft it ia one more reason to use their OS and for, say, Avast - they have a commercial offering for large organisations.

The fact is that in all independent and rigorous testing the free AVs are right up there with the most expensive - often getting better results than the best known paid for AV solutions.

Really for simplicity, seamlessness and reliability as well as excellent rating in independent testing MSE is a no brainer. I use Avast (free - the paid for version adds nothing that matters) and it too is reliable, easy to use and has a very small footprint.

Really I would be more wary of some of the paid for solutions, some of their testing results are at the lower end of the scale. Fact is that not one of the AV solutions offers absolute certainty, some are not a strong with some of the malware and some don't clean-up an infection as well as others.
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