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


21 Sep 2012   #471

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
 
 

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22 Sep 2012   #472

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barbarossa2241 View Post
I used Norton until last month , but now AVG-2013 free and MSE.
I hope you aren't using two active AV programs? That is a problem waiting to happen. A Guy
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23 Sep 2012   #473

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dothackjhe View Post
I only see paid products listed here.
I wondered how free versions compare and why they aren't listed.
This isn't a "Security Specialist" site that i would trust...
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23 Sep 2012   #474

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

I just posted this in the Combofix thread but thought it might be worth a mention here as well. Some are oldish refs but do include some for 8 as well.

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26 Sep 2012   #475

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Does anyone have the 2012 or 2013 Norton AntiVirus Icon? I noticed that in the 2013 version they got rid of the Desktop Icon, and I can't find it in any of the Norton Folders. I've also googled and have yet to find anything. I might just install 2012 on my laptop and steal it from there if I can't find it
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26 Sep 2012   #476

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

ExhoX860, You might want to get a different anti-virus program, just looked at the review of NAV 2013, it had gotten a 4 score out of 10 from Maximum PC Magazine (Current edition), YOU can stick with Norton tho, just get Norton 360 v6 Maximum PC magazine gave that a 9 (kick ass) in the August 2012 issue.
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26 Sep 2012   #477

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
ExhoX860, You might want to get a different anti-virus program, just looked at the review of NAV 2013, it had gotten a 4 score out of 10 from Maximum PC Magazine (Current edition), YOU can stick with Norton tho, just get Norton 360 v6 Maximum PC magazine gave that a 9 (kick ass) in the August 2012 issue.
I still have over 200 days left on my current subscription though. Maybe I'll go back to 2012, I've never had any issues with Norton at all.
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26 Sep 2012   #478

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
ExhoX860, You might want to get a different anti-virus program, just looked at the review of NAV 2013, it had gotten a 4 score out of 10 from Maximum PC Magazine (Current edition), YOU can stick with Norton tho, just get Norton 360 v6 Maximum PC magazine gave that a 9 (kick ass) in the August 2012 issue.
I still have over 200 days left on my current subscription though. Maybe I'll go back to 2012, I've never had any issues with Norton at all.


I had Norton Anti-Virus since 2002 and loved it, switched to 360 about a year ago. I was getting tired of paying and couldn't try out different 'brands' since you are tied down with the subscription. So I tried a few and picked Microsoft Security Essentials using Win 7 firewall with Tiny Wall.. Surprised that the MSE and Tiny Wall did better than the 360 MSE passed all the EICAR virus test (Norton didn't) and passed the GRC LEAK TEST (Norton didn't).
My son went on all the, 'R' , 'X', 'XXX', 'Super Quad X' rated sites there is and the MSE popped up flags saying, 'VIRUS QUARANTINED and REMOVED' that were caught. Ran MalwareBytes and Emsisoft Anti-Malware to double check and found zero problems.
So I stuck with MSE and Win 7 firewall with Tiny Wall.... Secret thing to do with MSE is to update when you sign on. MSE downloads updates every 30-45 minutes, but only downloads automatically 2 or 3 times a day to your system.
But still a good system even though the test you read shows different.
Manual updating takes about 33 seconds.....and all this is FREE.






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26 Sep 2012   #479

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Does anyone have the 2012 or 2013 Norton AntiVirus Icon? I noticed that in the 2013 version they got rid of the Desktop Icon, and I can't find it in any of the Norton Folders. I've also googled and have yet to find anything. I might just install 2012 on my laptop and steal it from there if I can't find it
Frankly Echo you couldn't give me Norton but then I am a Kaspersky fanatic and I see you have Comodo firewall why not the Comodo Premium - free and is brilliant. Paid I reckon is best though and as always doesn't matter cos in the end the bottom lin is how you use your machine eh?

Still try the pic if it is ok if it is too big I am sure there is someone who can redo it for you


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27 Sep 2012   #480

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

EchoX860 said:
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I still have over 200 days left on my current subscription though. Maybe I'll go back to 2012, I've never had any issues with Norton at all.
What I'm not understanding here, is how can NAV get such a low score, and yet N360 score way higher? I would think the AV component would be the exact same. Waiting for response from the editors of MPC magazine.
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