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

27 Apr 2015   #1091
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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I also know my AV does a lot more than just deal with virusus , it warns of Phishing attempts, possible bad links etc... I refer to all undesirable things as malware , it's a very broad reaching term
Yep jonny mate I have been using KISS for the last five years and MBAM Pro on the main desktop and free on the other deskies plus the laptops.

What I like about Kaspersky is it is really well rated and I don't know about where you are but here I get a price that equates to $0.035 a day and to me that is as good as free and comes with support.

The SAS I find quite a useful tool though because the KISS doesn't pick up everything and the current version I have has had a few bugs that has been very uncharacteristic.

I also like the other Kaspersky scanners too - TDSS Killer and the rescue disk both excellent tools.

I know I have quoted this site many times but for those who are looking for free stuff it is in my mind the best.
Best Free Antivirus Software They have changed the GUI a bit and it now takes a bit of digging around but a ton of good info and not just AV stuff and this is the AV stuff Free Windows Desktop Software Security List


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27 Apr 2015   #1092
jonnyhillow

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

TZ , i use to use SAS but before it changed it's look , i have not heard as much positive feedback from the newer one . I used to think it was great , had very good detection and often found things others missed , was especially good at detecting Trojans imo.
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27 Apr 2015   #1093
jonnyhillow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
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I also know my AV does a lot more than just deal with virusus , it warns of Phishing attempts, possible bad links etc... I refer to all undesirable things as malware , it's a very broad reaching term
Yep jonny mate I have been using KISS for the last five years and MBAM Pro on the main desktop and free on the other deskies plus the laptops.

What I like about Kaspersky is it is really well rated and I don't know about where you are but here I get a price that equates to $0.035 a day and to me that is as good as free and comes with support.

The SAS I find quite a useful tool though because the KISS doesn't pick up everything and the current version I have has had a few bugs that has been very uncharacteristic.

I also like the other Kaspersky scanners too - TDSS Killer and the rescue disk both excellent tools.

I know I have quoted this site many times but for those who are looking for free stuff it is in my mind the best.


Best Free Antivirus Software They have changed the GUI a bit and it now takes a bit of digging around but a ton of good info and not just AV stuff and this is the AV stuff Free Windows Desktop Software Security List

With you 100% ICIT2LOL, i don't pay full price for Kas , you can usually get it very cheap at certain times of the year. It is also very important to me to have an AV that consistently gets very high ratings and i have found Kasperskys forums and tech support to be very good.

They have a lot of good tools as you said but the main thing to me is i have not been compromised since using it so thats the bottom line.

I didn't check your link yet but is that Gizmo's freeware ? That is one of my favorite all time sites , just fabulous .


Ha ha ha , yes it's Gizmos , that site is amazing .
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27 Apr 2015   #1094
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep jonny I found Kaspersky at $67 for 3 PC's 2 year licence and I bought up three key cards so I am set now a for a bit LOL!! Plus I cannot think of KISS failing me yet the bugs have been the only issue/s but they get them sorted pretty quick and I find the support site in Melbourne real easy to get on with.

Yes I have often used Gizmo's stuff and I don't think it gets the recognition it gets.

The other two scanners I use from time to time as advice or myself if concerned when fixing for others are ADWCleaner and the Emsisoft Emergency Scanner the latter though I only use the Emergency and Command line scans.
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12 May 2015   #1095
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Interesting Avast detours downloads to CNet lol
Nice example there = priceless example to show people where to pick up pups.
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13 May 2015   #1096
jonnyhillow

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

CNET is atrocious , i would never download from there . From what i hear even ' Sourceforge" isn't safe anymore.
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11 Jun 2015   #1097
compwiz02

Windows 7
 
 

I don't use Kaspersky anymore, though I kinda miss it. I am using Avast Internet Security with Panda Antivirus Free. But I am stuck on what is the best team to use of to fight off all kinds of spyware, adware, and malware. Lots of different tools out there, Malwarebytes often recommended the most (and I have the free version of it) but I'm not exactly sure how top-notch it is in terms of browser hijacking and whatnot.
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11 Jun 2015   #1098
jonnyhillow

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compwiz02 View Post
I don't use Kaspersky anymore, though I kinda miss it. I am using Avast Internet Security with Panda Antivirus Free. But I am stuck on what is the best team to use of to fight off all kinds of spyware, adware, and malware. Lots of different tools out there, Malwarebytes often recommended the most (and I have the free version of it) but I'm not exactly sure how top-notch it is in terms of browser hijacking and whatnot.


Your using Avast internet security and Panda anti virus ? Are you using one for an on demand scanner or running both in real time?
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12 Jun 2015   #1099
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It is an ever changing Field, but Kaspersky is always right near, or at the top. If one was inclined to pay for AV, it would be a good choice. A Guy
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12 Jun 2015   #1100
compwiz02

Windows 7
 
 

The latest virus bulletin results shows Avira with the highest RAP percentage score but I'm not really sure what RAP is. Panda has gotten some really good reviews and is supposed to be better than Avast. I got Panda running as an antivirus at the same time as Avast which is my internet security. Avast is pretty good with detecting programs. Like I said, I would always recommend Kaspersky....don't remember why I removed it but I like what I got now.
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