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

17 Aug 2012   #431

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
(psst) Dan, no you don't. Sign up for the beta, been doing Nortons for free since SystemWorks.
Oh nice! Didn't know that! Well thank's for the tip! *evil laugh* Mwahahahaa! No paying for Norton anymore! *end of evil laugh*

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17 Aug 2012   #432

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

LoL...Well you still have to pay...Time, not cash.
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17 Aug 2012   #433

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
LoL...Well you still have to pay...Time, not cash.
xD Nooooooooooooo! :P
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17 Aug 2012   #434

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

HEY!! That's the nature of the business...beta testers BLUESSSSSSSSsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss...
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27 Aug 2012   #435

Windows Home Premium 7x64
 
 
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27 Aug 2012   #436

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

hey all i no what everyone here is for but what i really want to know is opinions on avast. to many problems whith MSE and i like MSE however on windows 7 it just ain't working. i am done trying to fix it. clamwin doesn't give me any problems and neighther does avast free. want input on avast. given up on MSE until they get their stuff together. ain't got no problems with MSE on vista. but tierd of all the problems with MSE on my windows 7. so i want your input about avast free so far no problems. thanks. poorguy
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28 Aug 2012   #437

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have used Avast with no issues since XP. It plays nice with all my other protection. Currently including both Malwarebytes and Superantispyware in real time. In the past it has included Threatfire, the full Emsisoft, etc. I can only speak to my personal experience, but I recommend it to everyone. A Guy
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28 Aug 2012   #438

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I was using Norton Antivirus to protect my system. But after 30 days, all protections included in Norton Antivirus is disabled. It tells me to re-new the subscription. When I followed the instructions to re-new the subscription, it opens the web browser and tells me to purchase Norton Antivirus for 2 years or 1 year. I think it's free, but not after 30 days.

I have Avira but it's not my favorite. So I uninstall them.

Now, Action Center pop-ups that there is no installed antivirus programs. I decided to have no antivirus programs on my computer.

After clean installation, Windows 7 Action Center pop-ups again with the same message. But now, I install and use AVG Free Trial Edition.

Can anyone tell me the free antivirus with best protection?
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28 Aug 2012   #439

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Jonathan,

What you need is: AVAST Free or MS Security Essentials + Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (use passively) + Windows Firewall

To tighten up internet security, take the browser Security Level a notch higher and use pop-up blocker add-ons with the Internet Browser you use.

Oh and the most important thing: Don't download/install/copy/click on stuff that you don't trust.

Problem solved.
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28 Aug 2012   #440

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

In case someone else had not posted, this EXCELLENT work was just updated again:
Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

Jonathan, like on of the other posters my vote without hesitancy is AVAST Free + browser protections. I don't use IE9/10 except for rare special-purpose needs. Use one of the firefox's [I run "Nightly" which is x64 only, and not yet 'officially' released] plus privacy add-ons such as DNT+, Collusion, and/or 'Disconnect'.
Further, I turn off 3rd party cookies and RARELY miss anything useful by so doing.

ALL: I'm looking for your experience on specifically a "Security-scanning" type product. That is, not so much about "virus" type stuff that damages, but more about thievery, snooping, tracking, etc. I use the tracking protection things and several are just EXCELLENT in what they do, but afterward, say every week or so, I'd like to have a scanning function that will identify anything suspicious and allow me to check it out. I THINK but am not sure that the newest iteration of Spybot S&D is trying to do exactly this, but I don't know what its rep is at the current ver level. Comments or other suggestions?

One more item and I'm outta here - If you are really interested in security issues, you need to read this longish article about Eugene Kaspersky and the world he operates in. Russia's Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals | Danger Room | Wired.com
I should post this at top of Security forum here...
The main thought takeaway I had from this is that there is no "security" or "privacy" in things electronic, and even arms of the USA government [and other supposedly freedom-oriented state actors] depend on guys like Kaspersky to keep them abreast of what enemies of ours may be up to - but what are the Kaspersky's of the world doing with the data they OBVIOUSLY have access to from our networks? ha! and what kind of a talent farm does an outfit like his produce??? Those guys can make a few million bucks QUICKLY going on contract to unknown-to-them-parties [Israeli, Iranian, Saudi, non-aligned, Soros, Goldman-Sachs, ECB, you name it] to work on one project of an unidentified project. Get the drift? The "legitimate" and "illegitimate" players/actors live side by side with no firewall between, because the very definition of the terms is relative. Sleep well.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonathanV View Post
I was using Norton Antivirus to protect my system. But after 30 days, all protections included in Norton Antivirus is disabled. It tells me to re-new the subscription. When I followed the instructions to re-new the subscription, it opens the web browser and tells me to purchase Norton Antivirus for 2 years or 1 year. I think it's free, but not after 30 days.

I have Avira but it's not my favorite. So I uninstall them.

Now, Action Center pop-ups that there is no installed antivirus programs. I decided to have no antivirus programs on my computer.

After clean installation, Windows 7 Action Center pop-ups again with the same message. But now, I install and use AVG Free Trial Edition.

Can anyone tell me the free antivirus with best protection?
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