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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best for win7

14 Apr 2009   #41

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G2gCya View Post
So, would like to know which av u guys are using
Hi,G2gCya Try this link it should help you to choose.Windows 7 compatible Antivirus

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14 Apr 2009   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

this should probably be in the security section...

but i'm using:

ESET Smart Security
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14 Apr 2009   #43

windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redsoxm16 View Post
this should probably be in the security section...

but i'm using:

ESET Smart Security
I would have said that up to last week when my PC got badley infected.
While it wasn't down to anything other than me taking Eset off and forgetting to put it back on, when i did a scan of my W7 instal from XP it found a few infections. I put Avast on and it found a further 47.
so for now, at home im sticking with Avast.

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14 Apr 2009   #44

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

wow seems like a majority here are using avast, i try that out too
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14 Apr 2009   #45

windows 7 HP 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raw View Post
seriously dude, quite warez.

ESET ftw
Nope and im not trying to hide the fact that i use Usenet either.
This was the first time ive been infected with something so bad i had to re install an OS.
No matter what or where it was, Eset didn't clean it where as Avast did.
and after some web searching ti seems like Eset isnt the best for this current destructive virus going round. I cant say one way or the other, its just what i have read on many sites.
We run Eset on all our PC's at work and my laptop but for now i dont trust it under W7 as Eset was the only issue i had, twice, when i upgraded my W7 install. Both times i lost internet and had home net work issues.

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14 Apr 2009   #46

Win 7 build 7068

I have a paid subscription to Bitdefender Internet Security 2009 (not officially supported in Win 7 yet). It loaded but slowed my system down. I uninstalled that and tried AVG Free. That caused downloads in my browsers (32 bit Firefox and 64 bit IE 8 to save as zero byte files. I uninstalled AVG and loaded AVAST. So far, I am really happy with it. I have Win 7 loaded on a Dell laptop too and used the Kaspersky Preview before switching to AVAST.
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21 Apr 2009   #47
Julio Andretti

Windows 7 build 7100, XP SP3

definitely: "Kaspersky Technical Preview for Windows 7"
I've been using kaspersky since my first PC, and I've never, I never, lose a single file eversince, nor got memory infected, nor else. I'm telling you, kaspersky is the best there is! Kaspersky comes a little bit complicated with the setting, but when you're done with it, your pc is unbreachable.

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22 Apr 2009   #48


I prefer to roll my own security:
  • anti-virus (solo, not the security suite) -- either AVG (free) or NOD32 (pay) -- pick your favorite poison
  • firewall (again, only) -- Comodo
  • mal-ware -- a cocktail of Ad-aware (free), SpyBot S&D (free) and Windows Defender (included free w/ Win.7) -- they seem to play together well
I also have my computer(s) behind a good router with all its safety measures enabled.
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22 Apr 2009   #49
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
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22 Apr 2009   #50

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Having tried and tested most AVs from nod32 right on through to avast I have come to the conclusion that Avira fee edition is perfect for the job. It is very very light on all resources, scans very quickly, does not let anything past it whether you click it or not, finds all web malware and is generally excellent at what it does. The only thing it lacks and which annoys me is the fact it will interrupt you half way through a game to update itself.

Avira free edition = Spot on
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