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


28 Sep 2012   #481

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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
Thanks! and I've tried MSE and Comodo but as I said earlier I've never once had an issue with Norton, no viruses and it's mostly common sense that's the best antivirus in my opinion. I also was Kaspersky guy, but went back to Norton as I got really sick of the green lol.

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28 Sep 2012   #482

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

Echo, post that to the Norton message boards located @ http://community.norton.com/t5/Norto...p/nis_feedback
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28 Sep 2012   #483

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

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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.
I too have been having pretty good time with my av combo,thanks to you for that post back about tinywall. Works great along with avast free version, haven't ran into any problems so far and seems to do a good job Passes the firewall test online and avast has blocked me from getting a infection a couple times the past couple months from some sites. IMO this is a very good combo for me and the avast scanner has found stuff in my pc in the past and removed it before. Also have malwarebytes on the side the free version which i scan with sometimes and it has found stuff my av has missed in the past but rarely. I'm usually pretty good at keeping my pc clean and rarely get infected,only happens in occasions but not often.
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01 Oct 2012   #484

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have had an problem today with an email account being hacked. I noticed it because my inbox had 47 'Mail Delivery Failed' messages. I contacted the hosting company, who said I must a) given out my password, b) chosen a weak password, or c) got a virus. Well its a no to the first 2 and I doubted that it was a virus as I am so careful what I open etc. My security set up is MSE and Malwarebytes, which is the paid version running in protection mode, and is the same on my desktop and laptop. I carried out full scans on both pc's and nothing was picked up. Is it possible that these security programmes missed something? I thought that my combination was pretty secure.

Steve
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01 Oct 2012   #485

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

You have an excellent security system. Nothing, however, is infallible. For peace of mind, perform a full system scan using the ESET on-line scanner.

Post back if you need more help.

Regards,
Golden
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01 Oct 2012   #486

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Hi Golden,

I ran ESET and it found nothing. Perhaps the hack was at the mail hosting end?
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01 Oct 2012   #487

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Yes, its possible. Have you tried to send an email through to the same address since contacting your ISP?
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01 Oct 2012   #488

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I can send and receive mail using that account with no problem. I did change all passwords as soon as I noticed the problem. Interestingly, all of the emails that I supposedly sent show different IP addresses in the information. If they had come from my PC, they would show that IP address.
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01 Oct 2012   #489

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Mmmm...was it only one email address that bounced, or several different ones?
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01 Oct 2012   #490

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Just the one address. There are 5 family accounts liked to the domain name, but mine is the only one affected. Additionally I have another domain and email account for business, which gets pulled in to Outlook, along with the family one and this was not compromised.
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