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

11 Aug 2011   #111
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Yeah, its also in english too, thanks speedgamer01.


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11 Aug 2011   #112
RonBin79

Windows Seven Premium
 
 

I have been using AVG for years but have just discovered that they have moved their tech support to an Indian call centre. Their support is now being handled by Virgin Digital Help. Being hard of hearing, I cannot understand what they are saying especially when the technician has an Indian accent too. I have been unable to contact anyone in the UK. I sent an email saying I wished to cancel my licence and get a refund but even that email was returned as unknown.

I am now looking for a first class Anti Virus programme, one which provides English telephone tech support and operates out of the UK.
RonB79
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11 Aug 2011   #113
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

For the money Kaspersky/NOD32.

As free Avira/Avast!.

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11 Aug 2011   #114
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

The best anti-virus?
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11 Aug 2011   #115
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

That's the best system security period!

I think whoever it is got hacked by Aliens many times for them to think about upping security to emergency level...LOL

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14 Aug 2011   #116
kiddobryan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have been using Mcafee Total Protection since I got a laptop, It runs smoothly and efficiently on Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.
It has a brief friendly interface with many functions, and you can make rules that decide whether a program can have internet access or not, also can arrange the LANs or WiFi you'd accessed in.
It works pretty nice , except for some dictatorial measures for plug-ins of games.
I once developed a Map Hack of War3 using the C++ 6.0Dev , It was segregated as I finishing compiling..
Well,that only happened in old version, the version 2011 Total Protection do have a choice of your own,that means,you can take risk of software.
It nice to share views with u guys..
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29 Aug 2011   #117
RJamal

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I personally use Bitdefender....it's the best solution and you won't be needing anything else installed, as it removes malware and adware and trojans. I've had it for past 3 years and wouldn't use something else!
Antivirus Software, Virus Protection, Internet Security - Bitdefender
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22 Sep 2011   #118
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

The next best thing to not going online at all is ....oh dear....
using a Linux OS
No need for AV programs. Use it in dual boot mode with W7.
Use the Linux OS for surfing and mailing. Switching from one OS to the other is pretty quick. I am still not doing it myself all the time but slowly but surely i will.
I am getting sick and tired of having to watch out for all these viruses, etc.
Online protection, updating and scanning (takes time too and is inconvenient) and still not safe.

PS. Before attending this 7 forum i was and still am at the forum of Linux Mint (forums.linuxmint.com). Some people there and now probably here too can just about drink my blood . My point is always that both OS have their advantages and disadvantages.
So why not point them out and discuss them? Would be interesting to have some cross fertilization between the two where only people who use both systems can have their say
(with a maximum of 300 words so everyone has to think clearly about what (s)he is putting down on "paper". Anyone wants to start it?
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24 Sep 2011   #119
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FranzB View Post
The next best thing to not going online at all is ....oh dear....
using a Linux OS
No need for AV programs. Use it in dual boot mode with W7.
Use the Linux OS for surfing and mailing. Switching from one OS to the other is pretty quick. I am still not doing it myself all the time but slowly but surely i will.
I am getting sick and tired of having to watch out for all these viruses, etc.
Online protection, updating and scanning (takes time too and is inconvenient) and still not safe.

PS. Before attending this 7 forum i was and still am at the forum of Linux Mint (forums.linuxmint.com). Some people there and now probably here too can just about drink my blood . My point is always that both OS have their advantages and disadvantages.
So why not point them out and discuss them? Would be interesting to have some cross fertilization between the two where only people who use both systems can have their say
(with a maximum of 300 words so everyone has to think clearly about what (s)he is putting down on "paper". Anyone wants to start it?
Switching can get tedious for some, and I don't want to reboot my computer every time I need to use the bloody "internets." One moment I watch a movie or play a game, then I feel like spending two minutes on the web. There's no way I'll spend my precious time switching OS's for two minutes on the web.

Anyway, apologies for that pointless paragraph. It's just irritating to have a Linux user come to a WINDOWS ONLY forum and start preaching us about his opinions.

I as of now, am infected with a bloody browser hijack. I've tried many free antivirus products, no success. Even Malwarebytes has failed me. I'm running COMODO Firewall and need a compatible "good" antivirus.
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24 Sep 2011   #120
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
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I as of now, am infected with a bloody browser hijack. I've tried many free antivirus products, no success. Even Malwarebytes has failed me. I'm running COMODO Firewall and need a compatible "good" antivirus.
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If you are using microsoft's IE have a look at this:
www.ehow.com/7151924_fix_hijacked-ie.html

Or try a scan with Microsoft Support Emergency Response Tool. Download it to documents/downloads (it is removed after 10 days but the download is always up-to-date). It is big (72 MB).

I tried the link after posting it here and you are first getting another webpage. Don't worry, i have no browser hijack and it's ok. Just click on the appropriate link on that ehow page.
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