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

21 Apr 2015   #1061

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11 View Post
MalwareBytes (the paid version) ?

Or,... ?

Mbam pro lifetime license sure would help but nothing is 100%
These lifetime licenses are going fast get to Amazon quick and pick 1 or 2 up before they're gone and all that's left is yearly subscriptions

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21 Apr 2015   #1062

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64

Create system backup images periodically, and backup all data.
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21 Apr 2015   #1063

Windows 7 ultimate 32

I'm usng Nortons security, that came with the PC windows 7 professional that my relative gave to me, and he has been working in IT industry of 6 years now. I forget if any of the companys he worked for required a specific sercurty progam.

The one time at bought a good security app was nortons and that was in 90's.

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21 Apr 2015   #1064

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

It really doesn't matter which a-v is being used as long as it's not Mcafee
None specialize in malware protection.
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21 Apr 2015   #1065

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

None specialize in malware protection , well that makes me feel a little bit more secure , thanks my friend. Dammit man , i just can't win.
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21 Apr 2015   #1066

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Actually you can,
Get a mbam lifetime license while they last
Save money on paying for a antivirus when there are more than a few good free ones around.
You'd save money every year

I've had MSE and mbam pro for several years and never had any infections and I'm no choirboy
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22 Apr 2015   #1067

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I bought the Mbam lifetime license about a year or so ago , i use it . I also used to use Avast free , MSE, etc... you definitely do not need to buy AV , lots of excellent free ones.

The reason i have Kaspersky is because i get it for virtually nothing , you see those deals on certain sites, i would never pay $50.00 a year for AV but when it's very heavily discounted i think it's worth it.

I think people tend to stick with programs that they have had a lot of success and no problems with , i'm kind of loyal like that.

I was curious as to your comment "none specialize in malware protection" , why is this ?
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22 Apr 2015   #1068

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonnyhillow View Post

I was curious as to your comment "none specialize in malware protection" , why is this ?
I think there may be some confusion?

Anti-malware applications, such as MBAM, specifically target non-viral malware that is often missed by standard AVs.

OTOH, AVs target different types of malware (including viruses) that are not targeted by anti-malware tools.
For example:
MBAM does not target script files. That means MBAM will not target; JS, PY, .HTML, VBS, VBE, .CLASS, SWF, SQL, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.
It also does not target documents such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, etc.
It also does not target media files; MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.
Those are better suited for one's AV.

Additionally, other special tools, such as MBAE, target not the "what", but the "how" of malware infection, by protecting vulnerable, internet-facing applications. This is explained >>HERE<<

The basic principle is to use a layered approach, with complementary products: 1 robust real-time AV, 1 robust real-time AM, plus other selected applications and strategies.
More is not always better -- running more than one real-time AV will often create problems and reduce security, not improve it.

No one software product or combination can substitute for "safe hex" or protect the user determined to get infected.

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22 Apr 2015   #1069

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Antivirus programs attempt to address Malware but are mostly for other threats
It's difficult for a single program = a-v to do it all and people that only rely on an a-v to protect them all too often get infected,
Been there and done that mistake in my early days

Now days anyone would need dedicated other tools for malware protection because a-v's get bloated and often overprotective of content not to mention built in windows programs and oddly changes the windows update system makes,

You can usually judge a third party antivirus program by how well Internet explorer functions,
Especially 9-10-11 although 11 is pretty green in the gills and 10 is the last stable I use primarily
No other browser is installed on either of my systems so it better work well

Kaspersky is hit and miss I don't have a real opinion of it other than it wouldn't be a choice I'd make personally
But yes too each his/ her own on that can of worms
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22 Apr 2015   #1070

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Thanks a lot TZ , very interesting and i agree (me agreeing doesn't mean anything though since i don't know much to begin with) but a layered anti malware approach is the way to go , at least i think , i wouldn't take my word on any of this stuff though.

I think Kaspersky screws with other programs more than other AV's which i don't like , it's protected my parents though so it's got to be good , if there's malware out there my parents will find a way to get it on their computer but surprisingly since installing Kav no issues in close to two years .

I heard Emsisoft is very good but i just use that for an on demand scanner.

Thanks my friend.
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