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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-virus?

15 Aug 2012   #421

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

MSE "seems to do a good job"
they all do... until they fail.
it lacks the look ahead facility that AVAST and the better others do.
if you don't believe it, pick any one of a hundred thousand malevolent sites and punch the address in.

as to several of the preceding posts about Free vs Paid - I dissent.
Show me a paid version that in REAL world testing proves itself superior to the top 2 or 3 free programs. Prove it with factual testing.


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15 Aug 2012   #422

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

apologies in advance if this is an accidental repost... a quick search did not show it posted:
Free Anti-Virus Software Showdown: The Best of 2012 : Which free antivirus performed above and beyond the call of duty



Does anyone use their so-called "AV" package for Scanning? I do work for others, and I seldom... very seldom use the AV package for scanning. If I have indication of infection, I use scanning/identity/logging tools that are more focused - in fact I cannot recall any instance where I have used the AV scan function as my first remedial step. Most real infections that are obvious enough that they reach my attention [my cellphone] will need to be triangulated between two or three different tools, then remedied if possible with one sniper shot.
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15 Aug 2012   #423

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Anything I d/l from the net I right click and scan with Avast. It takes just a few seconds, and easy insurance. A Guy
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16 Aug 2012   #424
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

An AV package is for scanning, why have one if you don't use it?

What indication do you see if you have a bot, worm, or trojan? Those are crafted so the user has no idea it is installed, stealing passwords, bank account numbers, etc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Anything I d/l from the net I right click and scan with Avast. It takes just a few seconds, and easy insurance. A Guy
Ditto, except I use Norton or Malwarebytes or both. Norton was not in that test.
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16 Aug 2012   #425

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try the results from sites like this:

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software

Sometimes, results will change every year or so.

In my case, I use a free version of one of the programs that do well in the list and complement it with free versions of other security programs, like MalwareBytes for non-real-time scanning, Windows Firewall Control, and various extensions in Chrome.
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17 Aug 2012   #426

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

to me the best feature of AVAST is its realtime scanning. it is awful fast, and their codework is obviously impressive - it prevents the user from wandering into a radioactive address. apparently some of the others don't even attempt such.
combine that feature with a good modern browser having a few simple add-ons for prevention, and you have a durable rig. nothing is perfect, especially for users who insist on toolbars, games [that is the dumb kind] and p2p thievery.

I said I don't use the AV for scanning: I mean scanning the entire drive of some apparently diseased system... that is "after the fact". I prefer the "ANTI" part of the title
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17 Aug 2012   #427

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

now i am using nod32 version 5,it's don't make slow down ur pc
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17 Aug 2012   #428

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bitdefender 2011 Total Security is what I use! And it works great!
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17 Aug 2012   #429

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I dunno why... But I prefer Norton (Yes... You gotta pay for it...)...
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17 Aug 2012   #430

Windows 7/Windows 8 RP/Starlite Linux (Debian)
 
 

(psst) Dan, no you don't. Sign up for the beta, been doing Nortons for free since SystemWorks.
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