Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

15 Aug 2012   #421
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

MSE "seems to do a good job"
they all do... until they fail.
it lacks the look ahead facility that AVAST and the better others do.
if you don't believe it, pick any one of a hundred thousand malevolent sites and punch the address in.

as to several of the preceding posts about Free vs Paid - I dissent.
Show me a paid version that in REAL world testing proves itself superior to the top 2 or 3 free programs. Prove it with factual testing.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Aug 2012   #422
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

apologies in advance if this is an accidental repost... a quick search did not show it posted:
Free Anti-Virus Software Showdown: The Best of 2012 : Which free antivirus performed above and beyond the call of duty



Does anyone use their so-called "AV" package for Scanning? I do work for others, and I seldom... very seldom use the AV package for scanning. If I have indication of infection, I use scanning/identity/logging tools that are more focused - in fact I cannot recall any instance where I have used the AV scan function as my first remedial step. Most real infections that are obvious enough that they reach my attention [my cellphone] will need to be triangulated between two or three different tools, then remedied if possible with one sniper shot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Aug 2012   #423
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Anything I d/l from the net I right click and scan with Avast. It takes just a few seconds, and easy insurance. A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Aug 2012   #424
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

An AV package is for scanning, why have one if you don't use it?

What indication do you see if you have a bot, worm, or trojan? Those are crafted so the user has no idea it is installed, stealing passwords, bank account numbers, etc.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Anything I d/l from the net I right click and scan with Avast. It takes just a few seconds, and easy insurance. A Guy
Ditto, except I use Norton or Malwarebytes or both. Norton was not in that test.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2012   #425
monkeylove

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try the results from sites like this:

AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software

Sometimes, results will change every year or so.

In my case, I use a free version of one of the programs that do well in the list and complement it with free versions of other security programs, like MalwareBytes for non-real-time scanning, Windows Firewall Control, and various extensions in Chrome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2012   #426
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

to me the best feature of AVAST is its realtime scanning. it is awful fast, and their codework is obviously impressive - it prevents the user from wandering into a radioactive address. apparently some of the others don't even attempt such.
combine that feature with a good modern browser having a few simple add-ons for prevention, and you have a durable rig. nothing is perfect, especially for users who insist on toolbars, games [that is the dumb kind] and p2p thievery.

I said I don't use the AV for scanning: I mean scanning the entire drive of some apparently diseased system... that is "after the fact". I prefer the "ANTI" part of the title
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2012   #427
hungvilee

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

now i am using nod32 version 5,it's don't make slow down ur pc
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2012   #428
andrew789

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bitdefender 2011 Total Security is what I use! And it works great!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2012   #429
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I dunno why... But I prefer Norton (Yes... You gotta pay for it...)...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2012   #430
Mike Lonewolf

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

(psst) Dan, no you don't. Sign up for the beta, been doing Nortons for free since SystemWorks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What's the Best Anti-virus?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Possible Memory Leak Virus - Anti-virus detects nothing?
Hello, I am needing some support on what is exactly taking up all the RAM on my brother's PC as after about 8 hours of uptime, 65% of my Physical Memory is being used up with nothing really open. I did some research and found out it was a possible memory leak or virus, so I first tried to run...
Performance & Maintenance
I have a virus and unable to run/download anti-virus software
Hi, This is my first time posting to the forum. I am not that knowledgeable with computers, but can follow basic instructions. My laptop is acting funny--I think I have a virus. However, I am unable to run any anti-malware or anti-virus software. I try to run McAfee and I get an error...
System Security
Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR
As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests. I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded. So after you take...
System Security
BSOD 00x50 vipre anti-virus conflicting with new anti-virus
I did a bonehead move of installing PC tools anti-virus before uninstalling vipre on my wife who's out of town. The kids infected it playing flash games. long story short, Her Gateway (win7 home premium) is on a a start-up loop. All I can get to work with a recovery disk is get into the DOS prompt...
BSOD Help and Support
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware
First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience :) i'm a noob looking for answers :o So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do....
System Security
How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections)
How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2011 (Fake Anti-Virus Infections) Source ...
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App